I still wake up
Having the same dream of us
Back together again
Strolling along the sun-risen beach
Arm in loving arm
Never looking back
To the pain and grief we knew so well
Facing a different direction now
One that only looks forward with laughter and love.
BUNDLE OF JOY
You are God's long awaited gift
Without any emotional baggage
How did I get so lucky
To meet a wonderful and caring man like you
I thank God every day
For bringing you into my life.
I am no longer crippled
By unrequited love
I am walking on romantic air
Ever since you came into my life
You have turned my tears into smiles
My heart from cold to warm
My attitude from negative to positive
My soul is now complete
Because of all that you have given me.
DAWNING OF DESIRE
The soul of womanhood
Will always remember her first dance
Her first kiss
Her first and only love
Above everything else.
When we were younger
Our chance at romance
Was blown away by the winds of fate
But through time's congruent cycle
We picked up love's lucky clover
Before it was too late.
HEARTH OF DEVOTION
No one can ever take away
The memories we created
The love we started
The times we shared
The magic that ignited between us.
She sat there huddled between layers of flannel
Toasting marshmallows on crimson flames
Underneath a sable sky
Imagining an alternate existence
Without her beloved soulmate
To call her Strawberry Sweetheart.
The golden loop of our love
Embraces my finger
With sparkling adoration
Its gentle grasp holds firm
The covenant of unfaltering fidelity.
ORIGIN OF INFLUENCE
She waves a tearful goodbye
To her six-year old daughter
As the yellow school bus speeds away
Taking her on a scholastic journey
Of massive information and assorted adventures.
The supper still sits
On the table of love
It hasn't been touched since the day he left
Still waiting for the front door to creak
From a man who once cherished her.
Dozens of yellowed love letters
Tied together with blue satin ribbons
Hidden securely in the bottom
Of Granny's cedar chest
Waiting to be read
By curious offspring.
We danced until 2:00 am
In the music hall on Chaplain Street
Wrapped in a revolving lover's embrace
Slowly swaying to the dulcet melodies
Of Earth Angel and Can't Help Falling in Love
Dreamily gazing into one another's gleaming eyes
Occasionally brushing the hand
Against a flushed cheek
Our heads tilting slightly
As our lips gently press together with mutual ardor
Our bodies remain intertwined
Even after the final song has played out
Its ending refrain.
Caitlin sits curled up in Daddy's lap
Leaning her blond curly head against his strong chest
As he softly reads her a bedtime story
About a little girl playing with her beloved puppy
After reading a few pages
She is lulled into sweet slumber
Dreaming of canine frolic.