so many times

Written by: J B

so many times, I draw the line 
you stepped over just in time 
reading into all the rhymes 
purveyor of all that could be fine 

so many times, I turned to go 
all that truth that didn’t show 
tossing lines both to and fro 
hugging hard and loving slow 

so many times, just one more chance 
weighing what is circumstance 
the queen of hearts asked you to dance 
what follows is a wild romance 

so many times, I questioned all 
it lasts from spring into the fall 
you take my heart but drop the ball 
the dream not quite as I recalled 

with shaded eyes you turn away 
live to love another day 
I wanted to go and yet I stayed 
the queen of hearts now fades away