A Poem by Chris



Comes a time to pause, catch a breath ...open your eyes and really see.  The pain of being alone is deeper than just absence - more telling than not sharing the good, the bad, the merely AWESOME!  Still more MEAN than living your nightmares in the daylight...


it's that you aren't being...



I held and rocked you gently

under the stars...

and whipered soft-sweet meanings

and shared gentle then heated



...and you held my hands

and we laughed - oh so silly times!


...and we sang and giggled,

spoke aloud those "forever" words

- that finally just weren't meant to be,

but back then - RIGHT then -

they WERE meant and ours - ya know?


And now as our life's light

is so softly fading to black

I remember all we are,

were, and would ever be...

and can't hold back the shadows.


© 2012 Chris

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at the time we think of forever, when we are in that feeding frenzy of love and passion that seems like it will never end...and then it does, and what devastation...
i used to think love lasted forever...but a few marriages changed that equation...

a touching piece.

Posted 7 Years Ago


7 Years Ago

Life sooooooo happens...thanks Jacob
Kind of sad..Creative layout..Sometimes relationships are just not meant to be..Sara

Posted 7 Years Ago

such meaningful love a rare privilege .... at risk of being repetitive, beautifully worded.

Posted 8 Years Ago

Reminiscing of tender moments shared, beautifully expressed with a sliver of sadness

Posted 8 Years Ago

Precious moments held dear in the heart. Comes alive on the page in your words.

Posted 8 Years Ago


8 Years Ago

I'm glad you paused.

8 Years Ago

Blessed New Year!
I find this not only beautiful and rhythmic, but extraordinarily alive, it's somewhere here, up in the room, in the air, I can feel it moving, it jumps out of the page....

Posted 8 Years Ago

Beautiful memories could either inspire us to move on or lead us to more loneliness. Poignantly sweet piece. I love it.

Posted 8 Years Ago

Lovely such great memories.

Posted 8 Years Ago

This is so beautiful and "touching" No pun intended.... really hits home ... great piece Chris !!

Posted 8 Years Ago

Precious the afterthoughts and deeds etched into our being, sadly remembered, happily recalled, even though sometimes hidden in those shadows. We shouldn't forget, ever, tis what makes us feel we lived a dream. '.. but back then - RIGHT then - they WERE meant and ours - ya know? '

Beautiful, forever; thoughtful as always.

Posted 8 Years Ago

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Added on December 5, 2012
Last Updated on December 5, 2012
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