by Jay Davenport
He walks away now, silently,
She said that they were through,
Although he walks away today
He does not know where to.
All these broken-down reminders
Are floating through his head.
Above all these, just one figure,
Proclaiming Love is Dead.
A winner whos already lost
The thing that meant the most,
Another man, another plan,
He cant give up the ghost.
This lover, brooding, caring, tears
Of his heart on the ground.
This life led, ebbing, fleeing, dying,
Dead and to be found.
Hes running now, attempting to
Escape his star-crossed past,
A one way future awaits him,
Just how long will he last.
Hes stopping now, why should he run
From things he cannot see,
Within his head, hes good as dead,
So why, then, cant this be.
A gun, a round, a twist of Fate
Has brought him to this point,
Then he hears that one small, small voice,
His road right here does joint.
She loves him, yes, she loves him still,
This makes him drop the gun,
But he remembers, Not a chance,
And knows the deed is done.
He holds the gun up to his head,
A new Colt forty-five,
And if it was not but for her,
He may still be alive.
His love for her, a true feeling,
Is floating slow away.
A curse befalls this couple now
Forever from this day.
For as you see, an unrequited
Lovers last request,
Will be seen through, and given to,
The angels very best.
And as a toll, for lovers pains,
The angel sends this down,
And quietly, and suddenly
It settles on her crown.
This last request, this mortem wish,
This plague sent to her mind,
Were feelings hidden, wantings kept,
In all things, him shell find.
For memories are not erased
But strengthened throughout time,
And this lone set of memories
Will fit this heinous crime.
And as she suffers, long and hard,
He smiles down then with glee,
She suffers from her love for him,
Shell die poetically.
Shes going crazy, and shell join
Him soon above the clouds,
And they will reunite, and yes,
Their minds will be allowed
To shed the harness, shed the curse,
On one, the other set,
Oh how they wish that theyd known this
The moment that they met.
Posted on 10/22/2006
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