Turtle Creek, PA
Once again morning comes too soon
Off he goes to work and the kids want to be fed
I stumble out of bed, fueled only by their needs.
(i'm eighteen again and you are my world)
Breakfast is done, the kids are watching TV
I wash the sleep from my eyes and look into the mirror
To see what face I will be wearing today.
(friends before we were lovers, you knew me better than i knew myself)
I drink my coffee and think of what needs done
So much to do, so little time and yet
There I sit and my mind wanders.
(when you touch, your scent, your smile was all that i lived for)
Dishes to wash, rooms to clean
Squabbles to quell, tears to wipe away
Trying to do it all before time slips by.
(i rush out into the night to meet you, sensing your presence before i even see you)
Bills to pay and meals to fix
He comes home and shares his day
Kisses for all and off I go to work.
(there are no words, your eyes tell me all i need to know)
Do my job with thoughtless effort
Share my life with friendly strangers
I say my good-byes and go home.
(your touch lingers, even when we are apart)
The house is quiet, so very still
And once again my thoughts are my own
As I slowly go up the stairs to bed.
(the pounding of my heart engulfs the sounds of the night around us)
He turns to me, this gentle man
Secure in his love for me, wishes me good night
And then he kisses me.
(and then you kiss me)
I close my eyes and feel the day slip away
With practiced ease my thoughts turn into dreams
And once more...
(i'm eighteen again and you are my world...and always will be)
[This message has been edited by Terri (edited 08-16-99).]