If given but one wish
It is you I’d ravish
To an island we’d go
Where love would always flow
Our food comes from the sea
I’ll cook for you and me
You would have what you will
Until you’ve had your fill
We’ll watch the sun go down
From our bed on the ground
Made of cushioning moss
With covers spun of floss
In the dark we’ll embrace
With hearts running full pace
We’ll make love through the night
Collapsing at first light
Decades past it was trimmed to perfect size
To fit comfortably in my wallet
Treated as if a very special prize
A memory that I’ll never forget
Its edges once scissor sharp are now frail
Its glossy face now looks like crackled glass
Causing loss of some of the fine detail
Without reducing any of its class
We were two young lovers glued at the lips
Together every moment that we could
Then unexpectedly came the eclipse
Life seldom moves the way we think it should
So long ago, those days when we were young
Under the moonlight, the love songs we sung
Has been a fortnight since last together.
The emptiness I feel inflicts such pain.
There is no purpose to life without her.
My jumbled thoughts creating mental strain.
Foolishly thought composing a letter,
To her telling of how much she is missed.
The words did not make me any better,
Crushed thinking my lips needed to be kissed.
There can be no replacement for her touch.
The excitement transmitted by her kiss,
Or the calmness sent by her tender clutch.
These are but two of the feelings I miss.
How I long for her to be by my side,
It is she who makes me complete inside.
Backward Glance, Charles Edward Perugini (c. 1870)
Of her I could not break my constant stare
Her beauty could drive a painter insane
A gentle beauty that none could compare
My laboring heart I could not constrain
Soon we were engaged, looking eye to eye
Such great power, that she could mesmerize
She floats toward me as if she could fly
Hoping something would materialize
She touched my hand showing to be real
Yet her voice was of an angelic sound
She’s capable of any heart to steal
Soon she left me with my feet off the ground
Suddenly she stops, giving a backward glance
A sure sign of a budding romance
Love is by Chance
The sun slides silently upon the sea
Touching it with a kiss so tenderly
Yet causing great excitement in the sky
The clouds are blushing in orange and red
It is now time to put this day to bed
The sun now yields to the glow of the moon
Which creates a golden path to the shore
Calling me to a land of many dreams
My eyes get heavy as outward I look
This heart favoring dreams over a book
The path took me past the loves of my life
Seeing many joys each did bring to me
But like the sun of the day, each did end
For me is love to be ephemeral
While for some others it is eternal
If love be made of human emotions
Does a special combination exist
That pairs lovers for an eternity
Not so sure I would desire it to be
It would be fostering pre-destiny
The totality of life is a chance
With no guarantee there will be romance
Glass Filled with Love
Using a shot glass to taste her beauty!
So intoxicating it was for sure!
Got a cocktail glass, for I’m seeking more.
With fixated stare, filled it to the brim.
Temporary filling, but will it last?
Or become a memory of the past?
If I were to choose a much larger glass,
Surely to put me into a stupor,
But better yet is to hasten my pace,
And stand before her beauty face to face!
You who bring my daily light
Hide behind a veil of gray
My great love wants you to stay
But disrobe to shine ev’r bright
Be sure being missed last night
There were none to keep me warm
Felt if in a winter storm
Saddened when you leave my sight
Grieving much as you take flight
A coolness starts setting in
For this debate I shant win
You’re never to feel my plight