A lament for love I wrote for a friend as she couldn't put her pain into words.
When I close my eyes I see
A vision of you and I
Somehow sheltered from the world’s pain
Embracing under a storm filled sky.
When I open my eyes I feel
An absence in my heart
Is the love we once shared truly destroyed
Or is it others who keep us apart.
When in solitude I sit and think
I see no reason why
What we shared with the world & none concerned
We feared to discuss between you and I.
When in solitude I sit and write
A thousand thoughts fill my mind
A million things I would say to you
If only you could spare me the time.
When memories surround and fill me
I weigh the bad against the good
Though the good outweighs all the pain
Why is it we both feel misunderstood.
When happiness & joy surround me
It is always you who fills my head
Do you feel our separation was our choice
Or are we now where we were blindly led.
Pain, sorrow, fear and regret
Joy, happiness and desire
Are all mirrors of what I feel for you
Our love wasn’t perfect but it was so real
And in this world of cruel deception
Tell me, my love- what do you feel?