Hand in Hand


Today doesn’t
Smile like
Yesterday
And the past
Cannot be
Undone
Yet, I find
A glimmer of
Hope in
A smile
Turned
Upside down

Because
The day is
Not finished in
The tarnished
Dreams of
Before and
I am not
Open to
The shattered
Images of
Us lying
Hopelessly
Lost on
A hard
Wood floor

Because
Arm in arm and
Hand in hand—
I gave you more than
What is left to stand

See
I am not
The dreamer nor
The dream but
A believer in
Certainty that
I receive just
To love just
To believe in
Something
Unspoken
That is
You and me

But
Today doesn’t
Give for
Yesterday—
It gives for
The promise of
Tomorrow in
The growth of
What you
Nurture
Today—
So toward
A fruitful
Tomorrow is
What I am
Giving
Today

But
Arm in arm
And hand in hand—
I gave you more
Than what’s left to stand

Today is
Only
A moment that
Drifts into
Tomorrow’s arms
And I am but
A homeless soul that
Finds comfort in
What I understand—
I should take
The advice that
I speak and
Say to you
I am worth more
Than the memories
You keep of
Another past
Lover that
You embrace in
That warm and
Tender place that
You hold sacred–
I know
I could never
Replace but
You cannot
Even face—
This tells me
enough…

I am here and
She was
There and
You, my friend, are
Everywhere

See, I am
This moment
I am
This love
I am
The person
Who held
You tight and
Spoke of
How I would
Never do you
Wrong because
The love in
My arms is
That strong—
Remember?

You asked if
I would fight
For you if
I would keep
You safe?
I cannot
Fight you
For you
I cannot
Make that
Mistake

I can only
Love you
And if
I have to
Do it from
A far than
By far
I will honor
Your request
And do my best
To Think on
You on
The love that
Grew on and
Wonder why
You couldn’t
Just be
content with
What is
Good between
You and
Me and
The love that
We did
See

Because
Arm in arm and
Hand in hard—
We were more than
Were we now stand

I don’t
Count
Days nor
Fight with
My heart but
I love
Unconditionally
And I believe
That is
A good start to
Move forward
And grow but
I cannot go
Backwards and
Watch you
Pull away—
I cannot
Move ahead and
Watch us
Walk away

Because
In my heart
I have only
The capacity to
Grow in
Love not
Stagnate in
Waiting and
I am sorry
Honey but
There is
No debating—
I told you
About
My past and
How I can
Work through
The toughest of
Moments but
I will not
Wait on
These issues
With you
Arm in
Arm and
Hand in
Hand—
I would
Rather walk
Through
Them and
Make our
Stand

Because
Arm in arm and
Hand in hand—
We should be more
Than where we
Now stand

Apart and drifting
Drifting and apart
It was love lasting that
I sought
But arm in arm and
Hand in hand…

Alas,
For good, this is where I stand
CL March 2009

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