Remember When – Author L.J. Diaz


He took me by surprise

I didn’t even realize

that I was still alive.


I thought I’d forgotten

how to get through

and survive

the endless nights.

Out of sight,

out of mind?

Yeah right.


Remember when we would

stay awake till sunrise,

how we put the world to rights?

You gave me some of the

best times of my life

but they weren’t mine to keep,

you ripped them from me slowly

like a recurring nightmare,

stealing me away from sleep.


You casually crept up to me

and I wasn’t ready yet

but that didn’t stop you

and I couldn’t stop you,

I could only ever prepare

myself for the upset,

the gut-wrenching regret.


I try so very hard to forget

that you took me by surprise,

that I’m even still alive.


© L. J. Diaz

catching snowflakes

Excerpt from the book “Catching Snowflakes”

Laura Diaz

About the Author

Laura is thirty-something and was born and raised in a ‘blink and you’ll miss it’ village in rural England, UK. She emigrated to the USA a little over two years ago, married the love of her life in her dream Las Vegas wedding, and now resides in Los Angeles, California with her husband, in a little shack by the beach.

 Laura believes that animals have the best souls, and dreams of a day where extinction is extinct. She hates suffering of any kind and is a gentle soul. She is the oldest child she knows and still believes in Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy. She is yet to stroke a unicorn, talk with a mermaid, and hunt for vampires, but these things are on her bucket list. Laura has faith in the power of prayer, is convinced that tiny miracles happen countless times a day and believes in magic. She finds witchcraft intriguing and would like to bottle sunshine to cure gloomy days. She is a compulsive bookworm and will not leave the house without her kindle.

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