Lansing, MI USA
Hello, I am a new member, and I hope that you will enjoy my poems. . . this is a first for me, I have never done this before. . . this is one of the first poems that I ever wrote, it was written when I was 19.
"The Bridge Across Forever"*
For years I looked for someone that I could
call my own.
Time after time I thought that I had found
the right one.
With hair like gold and eyes like the sun.
But like birds leaving the nest, they flew
away, and left me alone.
Time after time I swore to myself, "Never
But then the depression would follow.
Without someone in my life, I felt so hollow.
And I would play the fool again, but the story always wound up the same in the end.
As I entered the summer before my twentieth
My heart saw a ray of sunshine.
But my mind said, "Still looking for the one
you can't find?"
"Forget about your heart, because you won't
find her here.
But then I met you and the search continued.
The topics for our first discussion flew by
in my mind.
But for some reason, turtles and frogs were
all that were on your mind.
And my mind tried to think of something witty
to impress you.
During the summer, our friendship grew.
My heart kept saying, "This is the one! This
is the one!"
But my mind kept saying, "If this is the
"Don't tell her 'I love you'."
But then one day my heart said that it
couldn't afford to lose you.
My mind kept telling me,
"Don't do it! Don't do it!'
That was the day I first told you, "I love
That summer will always be a treasured memory
But there is one part
That will always have a special place in my
When we shared our love for the very first
And now, as I sit here across the table from
I can almost see the tears forming in your
Please remember that it's all right to cry.
And as I take you in my arms, the only words
that I'll say will be, "I love you."
*written after reading Richard Bach's autobiography of the same name.