You took the pieces of my broken heart
And put them back together again
You were the one that helped me to heal
You helped me to get over him.

I thought I could never feel again
My heart was so badly damaged
I couldn’t see, I couldn’t feel
I couldn’t seem to manage.

Manage to get out of bed in the morning
To force myself to eat
I couldn’t stop wanting, I couldn’t stop longing
Thought you were all, I’d ever need.

Then came the day, when you walked in
And turned my life around
You were the best thing that’s ever happened
You are the treasure that I found.

It happened by sheer accident
When I wasn’t even trying
I was sitting on a park bench
Sitting there alone and crying.

You walked over and sat down next to me
You said that he wasn’t worth it
You said that I should give you a chance
That he was far from perfect.

You bought me an ice cream, a hot fudge sundae
With whipped cream and a cherry on top
By the end of the day, you started to kiss me
I didn’t want you to ever stop.

The next day we met for coffee
At a cafe, sometime in the afternoon
We talked and shared our confidences
By evening we were gazing at the moon.

It’s been 21 years later and
I‘ve never felt so much in love
I sit and count my blessings
And thank my lucky stars above.


Image from Google Images: chocolateterrace.com

Author: Patty Richardson

Writer: Film scripts, poetry, short stories.

7 thoughts on “I THANK MY LUCKY STARS”

      1. Oh God, I know exactly what you’re talking about.. I also used to feel that, still do at times… People were always like, what’re you complaining about all the time, why do you write so much about depressing times.. But they fail to understand that the most emotional period of our lives is when we’re down, that’s when we tend to write more, because that’s when we have most to say, to let out… It took me a long while to mould those dark realities into sugar-coated fiction, and thus be able to have my cake and eat it too.. 😝

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  1. Yes, that’s it!!!! I draw upon that period of my life because of the intensity of the relationship I was in. It does help to be able to relate to that energy, when I’m writing. Sad, but true…..don’t think those feelings will ever go away completely. I try to interject some “sugar-coated fiction”, too……when I can! Is it really 4:46 a.m….where you are?

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