Murray, UT, USA
Author's Note: This poem is a little unusual for me, in that it starts out as free verse and ends as rhyme. But, that was how it came to me. When I wrote it, the anguish I was feeling over the possibility of a failed relationship expressed itself in free verse. And the beautiful emotions that the relationship gave me came out as rhyme.
Have I done it again?
Did I let my heart get ahead of me?
When I sang the sweet melody of my emotions,
Did you hear it, instead, as a warning call?
Have I frightened you, My Love?
Was I wrong to tell you how I feel?
Or, would it, perhaps, have been better for me to close myself off
from these lovely sensations,
As I once promised myself that I would?
Have I gone too quickly?
Did I run too far?
In my haste to reach you, did I pass you by without realizing
That perhaps you were planning to travel in a different direction?
Have I made a grave mistake?
Did I drive you away?
By expressing my desire to be with you,
Did I, somehow, open a deep chasm between us?
Oh, God! I hope not...
For the feelings I have shared with you
Are beautiful and rare.
They fill my heart with tenderness,
And joy, beyond compare -
A special kind of magic
That I know was born, above,
United us in spirit,
And enfolded us in love.
So, tell me, was I dreaming,
When I swore that you and I
Could rise above life's obstacles,
And dance across the sky?
Or, do you feel, as I do, Dear,
That this was meant to be;
And that our hearts may beat as one,
In priceless unity?
-Troy J. Hoecherl-
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