The World Was Invented For Us

Dinner For Two

Tonight, the world was invented for us –

The light of these torches to shine in your eyes
Our moon and our stars, placed up there in our skies
The crickets are singing for you and for me
Accompanied by our own personal sea

And all of these people, they just fade away
As do our old troubles, as our tete-a-tete
Leads me straight into you and you straight into me
As time comes to a stop in our intimacy

And we finally have leisure to truly recall
Whey we fell in love – we remember it all
Of the girl and the boy that we were and still are
Of how much we’ve seen and how high and how far

And we still can explore, still can laugh and discuss:
For tonight, the world was invented for us

I Wrote A Story In My Head…

Marriage Proposal - Rome

The way that I imagined this
We’d be in Italy
And when the proper moment came
I’d get down on one knee

And I would ask you if you would
And you’s say (crying) “Yes.”
But something happened to my dream
That I could not have guessed

I wrote a story in my head
Of how all this would go
But you did something else, instead
When you said “no” – just “no”

Juxtaposition – What I Wanted & What I Got

Sunrise Santa Rosa Beach

My thoughts lay heavy on my mind
I don’t know what I thought I’d find

And so I rise before the dawn
All that I longed and hoped for gone

To walk beside the restless sea
The ocean whispers there to me

And look for love’s lost answers there
Of losses more than I can bear

Votive Candle

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He said in anger
You know what you are?
You are just a votive candle
Small
Waxy
And useful once or twice a year
When the lights go out

She said
Oh, I’m like a votive candle, alright
In that
You can try to use me
But you don’t have a prayer
And your liable
To get burned