I still recall how close we were, too close to ever be apart
But now we live in different worlds, with different lives, two separate hearts
Each time we meet, we try our best, but even so, I must confess
It seems a mess, it must be stressed, we carry on, without success
Who said that this was for the best?
Who chose this path, who had that choice?
Who dwelt on dreams? Who gave them voice?
Who cried the most? Whose cheeks are moist?
Who suffered most? Lets measure that
Who gave the most? Who wants it back?
And who to blame? Who caused this pain?
If no one wins, what point the game?
I still can see, like photographs, these memories, that made us laugh
In silent thoughts, I can recall, a room of joy, no tears at all
Now all is still, the room is dark, the lights are gone and voices fade
I wonder now, how it would be, what I would see, if I had stayed
I will not say goodbye to you
I will not weep because you sleep
I will not shed a tear for you
I cannot speak, I am too weak
I will not tell a lie to you
I will not say it's all okay
I won't lie down and die for you
I still have much that I must do
I still recall, like poisoned thoughts, how close we were, before we weren't
I still can place, not just your face , but even how your shoes were laced
I still can feel, what once was real, unpeeled, a heart encased in steel
I am the steel, if not the blood, I crave your touch, I miss it much
Copyright © John B. O'Halloran 2010