The letdowns come one after another And at times together As if one will not hurt enough. And the tears The tears keep falling Like they are your silent screams. The one who set this in motion You trusted him You know you’ll never forgive.
It was a promise You pinned your hopes on It was a future You knew you owned. But it doesn’t happen Like it’s supposed to It came crashing down Like a brick on you. So for self-respect You refuse to just take it And for self-preservation You choose to quit.
- Chance Encounter
The surge of feelings
At the sight of you
Swirled around me
Like a personal tornado.
We are long over
Our past buried deep
But when our eyes meet
They remember to weep.
Don’t you dare come near me When all you are is a tease You play with my emotions When your love is a lease. Why must you chase my affection Then promptly leave me out cold You raise glass walls between us Now that my heart to you is sold.
I see you look at them From a distance For this is a time When love means Staying away Letting the eyes speak And the hands touch Through the wind. You heal the wounded Yet the universe Thinks its you Who owes it Making you pay With hugs of loved ones And at its most cruel Your life.
Dedicated to a neonatologist who recently passed away from the virus, leaving a family with young kids behind. I didn’t personally know her but she left an indelible mark of courage, sacrifice, love.