Sunday, December 18, 2011

Song for Eric

image from google

If I were to
see you
only one more time,
this lifetime,
those kind dark eyes,
head and beard
now sprinkled white,
I would
give you that hug
I have been saving
since we parted,
hoping  one day
that our love story
would come right.

I remember
Blackbird singing
through our nighttimes,
and the coo of doves
at daybreak
when we'd stir,
watching the morning
rise behind the greenhouse.
As you pulled the curtains open,
I would wake.

If I had known that
that one year
was all I'd have
to know true love
that disappeared so fast,
I would have held on
harder,
tighter, longer,
maybe long enough to
quell my fear
at last.

Sometimes we choose wrong
and hang on for a long time.
Sometimes we choose right,
and run away too soon.
You opened the dove's door
when I told you I was leaving.
What I wanted was a promise.
Might as well have asked the moon.

We were young.
We only knew
how love had hurt us.
But those summer days
live in my memory.
All these years
when I had withdrawn
from the game,
my heart has circled,
always circled
round your name.

11 comments:

  1. Oh, I understand all too well. This is amazing, Sherry.
    "Sometimes we choose right,
    and run away too soon."
    It's been a long, long time, but I never forget.
    K

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  2. This carries all the poignant memories that taste of youth and summer and heart's dream. This kind of love is transitory but it's what makes a life worth so much more to the one living it:
    'my heart has circled,
    always circled
    round your name..'

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  3. Oh Sherry, this is so beautiful. . .

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  4. Yes, we hold onto those cherished times vividly in our memories and you know Sherry, when you've loved and been loved that deeply, you know in your heart, despite all the pain and sadness, you would not change a thing, because what you had was near enough to being perfectly loved.
    Awww... for sure, I know how this feels. Lovely tribute to a man you loved in this piece Sherry.

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  5. This is beautiful, sad and wise. I wept when I read it.

    I love you xx

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  6. Sad and yet like a beautiful love story I've lived too. Now that I'm older I feel so much more of the love, less of the disappointment of loss... and yes,

    my heart has circled,
    always circled
    round your name


    Thank you for this.

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  7. This is very touching, Sherry. And these words say so much:

    Sometimes we choose wrong
    and hang on for a long time.
    Sometimes we choose right,
    and run away too soon.

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  8. So sweet and romantic...it touched me ~

    Lovely share ~

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  9. A beautiful love story...my heart has circled,always circled round your name..I love that line.

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  10. so beautiful ... so very touching, sherry ...

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  11. Wow. This is a beautiful selection. My name is RRA & I would love to feature your poetry on DMVculture.com. Please, email me rra@DMVculture.com if you are interested.

    Thanks,

    RRA

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