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Just to have loved you

for a lingering while–

That is more than enough.

Just that fleeting sojourn

we shared on a forest path

gave life new meaning–

what I needed from you.

 

Do you remember,

the day that we first met?

The sun steadily drizzling

through fluttering leaves,

the riotous orchestra

of harmonious birdsong

as we fell into step.

 

By your side, nothing to hide

in sheer naked splendour,

our true selves laid bare.

Your voice was so gentle

as you took my hand in yours,

guided and sheltered me

from a jungle of thorns.

 

You gazed deep into my eyes,

took me back to a place

where we’d been together

in a distant time and space.

 

When we reached the river

and your lips touched mine–

I heard the rush and the trickle

of ages gone by, where

this precious moment

was reminiscent of travels

to Oblivion’s  past.

 

This was no dress rehearsal

but the real opening act

of a mysterious drama

based on historical fact.

 

So in this moment

of perilous ecstasy–

Tranquility found me

and I know for certain

that no other love

could ever leave me

feeling quite like this!

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A destination

Or the irretrievable

Point of no return

 

A place to settle

To nestle on solid ground

Leave steep slopes behind

 

The rush of the wind

May no longer blush your skin

No thudding heartbeats

 

But you have arrived

Where your line of sight is clear

No more surprises

 

Still adventure calls

With bright city lights ahead

Enticing allure

 

And we are back there

Chasing mirages and ghosts

Of what could have been

 

But time moved along

The dazzle now a glimmer

Of what might have been

 

So we climb again

Counting the hours and years

Of  joys and sorrows

 

The peaks and the troughs

Lead to another plateau

Where dreams do come true

 

If only we let them…

 

 

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Yes, I will

 

Wait for the warmth of your breath

As you whisper in my ear

Calling my name.

 

Yes, I’m ready

 

To sip wine from your harvest

Tasting the soil and human toil

As you kiss my lips

 

Yes, I’m coming

 

With the river’s great rush

Feeling it’s caress on my skin

As I take all of you in

 

Yes, I promise

 

That I’ll watch the blush with you

Of sunrise and sunsets

As your fire fuels my flame

 

Yes, I must

 

Breathe the crisp fresh fragrance

Of your mountains and forests

As I lie down with you

 

Yes, I know

 

All your cracks and fault lines

Still I see the beauty in you

Yes, I love you all the same