Without you here I’ve finally become
The man who walks away not looking back
The two divide and I’m remainder one
The future parts repressive clouds of black
I ran until my very breath expired
Then took the time to find the man I am
For life had left me bruised and broken, tired
Reality was nothing but a sham
The war of independence over now
Republic not subjected to a king
Consider this my last and final bow
For you to me no longer mean a thing
I’m not confined I live without a plan
Except to be a free and happy man
His smile it caught me mind it drew me in
Ideas profound that bubble to the top
Veneer with worry worn till paper thin
Yet in his eyes a hope that will not drop
So open as he talked of all he’d lost
The tears that glistened but were never shed
A warmth within that won’t allow the frost
The echo of so much he never said
I cannot right the wrong that he has seen
But he is more because what he knows
So many places we have never been
And hidden in the cracks a love it growsHe held my hand and everything was still
Our future is the everything we will
Honestly there’s nothing kept within
Window is the everything I own
Looking deep will not bear hidden fruit
Everything already has been shown
Wanting more the disappointed eye
Meeting then so subtle comes the drop
Two dimension not a fuller form
Every start is grinding to a stop
Superficial man I feel so plain
Flight was grounded yet I see you soar
Hero was another one than I
Less you didn’t want and he was more
Shop but no one ever comes to buy
Window stacked with offers cheap and high
I went to work. I wandered home. My life was simplified.
For I was there and all alone with no one at my side.
The roundabout of love for me was not an easy ride.
No pity please! I can survive. I’m made of stronger stuff.
That playground’s made me realise that I can be so tough.
I have my health and sense of self, for now that is enough.
I see you look. I see the eyes. You want to ask me why.
Am I aloof, unpopular, or simply high and dry?
That sombre and unsmiling man who watches you pass by.
You turn around. I feel your gaze. You pierce me deep inside.
And all the pain and hurt that over years I’ve tried to hide,
You comprehend and validate then gently put aside.
You take my hand. You swing my heart. You turn my insides out.
You want to change my life and that you can, I have no doubt.
I go to work but simple has become more roundabout.
If happiness were flowering right here
And joy was thriving just outside your door
A sense content might permeate the air
And we would long for nothing any more
A garden is my life I plant and grow
The toil and labour not for me alone
For everything that I so gently sow
Enables me to offer you a home
So light your jasmine eyes upon my face
My honeysuckle’s clinging so divine
This Eden made on earth will be our place
For everything is shared and nothing mine
So come and plant yourself right next to me
And we will sit beneath the lovers’ tree