I waited for you with bated breath
In hopes that once again
We could share that oneness
we knew when we were friends.
But has time and distance erased
The closeness we once knew?
Because I feel so very alone,
Even though I am here with you.
You offer me love I cannot touch
As I sit drowning outside in the rain.
The simplest things matter so much
Can a voice from the past ease my pain?
Our wandering feet took separate paths
Straying far from the ones we once knew,
but I thought I might unlose myself
Once I found my way back to you.
But my journey was over even as it begun
And hot tears burn a trail down my face
Because some broken hearts can't be re-strung
And true friends are too hard to replace.
But what good is a heart that you cannot touch?
Or a hand that you reach for in vain?
Must I run from the place where I once sought my shelter
To stand shivering alone in the rain?
Sometimes old clocks can't be unwound
Are time and love ever truly free?
Each journey is long and painful
As I long for how things used to be.
Copyright © Shelbia Chandler