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A night So long

You’re like a water spring in a summer drought 
A painted red rose in a place so grey, this is what you’re about

Together, we have a bond that even gravity couldn’t part
My dreams, visions of smiles and love. Where did this all start?

I could feel the pronounced beating drum through my chest
My eyes began to focus on everything, they would not rest

This lonely night crept up with no prior warning
Lost love tonight, I must express with silent mourning

My nights cold with this dream, empty and hollowed
You said you’ll be here in a moment, but never followed

Why did you capture the good times we had?
You Left me alone in the deep, you looked, and I’m so sad

Your name echo’s like the sound of  a fired gun
You are an imprint so deep, I don’t want anywhere to run

I offered you my aching heart on a plate
You took it, smashed it then left it in a beaten state 

Trust so strong, now the fracture will never heal
Forever devastated, ailing with anguish, it feels unreal

Never willing to release myself from this sorrow
Wounded or not, having you with me I can face tomorrow

For me is a version of hell that shall haunt me for eternity
Pinch myself, is this a dream? Will I live in serenity?

Cold sweat pouring like a waterfall from my brow
Jolting up from my bed, this nightmare I can now disavow 
Laying next to me, I run my fingers through your hair
Kissing your head and smiling, knowing you are blissfully unaware.

Copyright © Gareth James

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  1. Date: 4/4/2010 5:28:00 AM
    Beautiful words to read the fine Sunday Gareth >> James

  1. Date: 4/2/2010 5:27:00 AM
    great write, reminds me of a ghazal.