It was but a moment in time;
and yet I believed it would be you.
You held my hand
kissed my lips,
and stole my heart.
You spoke words I wanted to hear.
I believed in us – in you.

Now my heart breaks because once we were together,
but now we are apart
Words spoken by you were only there
for that moment in time.

With no pain you walk away, and I, well, I
watch through look tears as I believed it would be you.
To be by your side to laugh,
to cry,
to talk,
and enjoy life together for a lifetime.

When you walk away, you say, can we remain friends?
When inside, cry is all I do.

Words of love turned cold, distant
when it isn’t my love, you want anymore.

Acting as though we didn’t laugh,
we didn’t cry,
we didn’t talk,
we didn’t grow,
and what we had wasn’t true.

Today I wake
and breathe
and pray for night
and at night pray for the day
and in each moment, the pain I ignore.

Until the memory of us fades away,
but once in a while, I sit quietly
and remember once upon a time,
I thought it would be you.


This is one of many poems featured in my book, Transcendence, which is available in ebook, print, and audio.

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