Tree of life bends now tree of death,
Will for one, all for naught.
When will arid soul give way to soaring rains?
Alone I walk the sheltered paths far from home and you are with me.
While leaves scatter the sun’s rays into thousands of pinpoints of light
Alone I trod this quiet sanctuary of blissful solitude and you are with me
Hearing the calling birds, watching the fluttering leaves I hear and see you.
Alone I behold the beauty that surrounds me as I stare in wonder at it all.
Though you are far away in all that I see, hear and feel, you are with me.
For the night I fall asleep and awake with you on my mind
For the remnants of our first kiss on my lips
For the seconds minutes and hours
I hold you in my arms
For the moment, we intently look into each others’ eyes
Knowing it is the end of you and I
Even though I didn’t tell you enough times, I always cared.
Perhaps you always saw it in my eyes.
Now I’ve blown my chance, and I’ll never get to tell you,
But you were worth waiting on in the rain.
Because all I ever wanted to be,
Someone who won’t abandon me
or leave me on my own,
and when I look into his eyes
Do you remember the night
We walked through town
Mystery whispering in our ears
As we walked past
Medieval buildings of stone
And chiseled faces of statues
Looking at us across centuries
I desperately wanted to touch you
To take you into my arms
As we neared the river