In my wildest dreams I never thought I'd see his face again,
Though so often I retraced it in my mind,
To live the life he wanted would to me have been a sin,
Yet often still I long so to rewind.
There in that place and in that time it all seemed so complete,
Sunday morning pancakes on the bar,
Evening walks with crashing waves and sandals on my feet,
At night we'd wish upon the brightest star.
"Just say the words and I'll be yours" I'd whisper in his ear,
But never a commitment from his lips,
He'd only say I love you so, there's nothing you should fear,
Caress my face beneath his finger tips.
When I left he walked away and never turned around,
I took this as a sign that I was right,
The sweetest love I'd ever known I tossed it on the ground,
My eyes have not beheld him since that night.
Now there he stands before my eyes, I feel my poor heart race,
How is it he still moves me in this way,
I'm walking over to him at a slow and steady pace,
There's no idea of what I want to say.
He turns his head and looks at me with cautious emerald eyes,
I smile and try to hide my shaking hands,
I pray that he still feels the same and thinks I'm still his prize,
We're older now perhaps he understands.
When all a once a beauty walks right up and takes his arm,
She smiles at me and I can only stare,
Surely now she is the one and I can sense her poise and charm,
She sees my tears and I don't really care.
I back away, my body numb, I wish I'd stayed at home,
I run into the blackness of the night,
The feelings never dealt with that I thought were surely gone,
Are chasing me, there is no end in sight.
Listening to what others say and trying hard to please,
Has left me in a lost and lonely state,
Love can be so healing yet sometimes it's a disease,
I made a choice and now I've sealed my fate.
I've heard it said that love can build a bridge that you can cross,
And on the other side old can be new,
My love I'd cross a bridge and know all else would be a loss,
If I could have another chance with you.
The moral is don't wait too long nor push to have your way,
When love arrives embrace it at your best,
Protect the gift you've come upon no matter what they say,
Your heart will smile, your soul will finally rest.
Copyright © Georgia Shockley | Year Posted 2020
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