Love Story

protectively, he holds her heart in glory

a little girl stretches across her daddy’s lap

as he tells her the story

one meeting of the eyes and it was total captivation

two souls ever so fine-tuned

to the knowledge that it wasn’t some simple fascination

love at first glance

it was given a chance

and a little girl breathed life

and a daddy lost his wife

still, the child grew to know

just how much her mommy loved her so

because the man who was born to love her

came into the woman’s life and gave her the most precious gifts of all

his love and a baby girl

and he taught the little girl that love never dies

and could never stall

and that her mommy was in peace

and that he was sorry that he couldn’t catch her final fall

the little girl’s long dark mane spread across her father’s lap

he smiled and as he gazed at her

she was fast asleep for her daily two-hour nap

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Frozen

Sunlight falls just beyond my window pane

And the colors mute down to blue

I shut my eyes and yet the stain

Of an ocean that drowned us two

Clings to my everything

And I remain silent and still

Waiting for the night to come

In your arms I was able to see

Everything except you and me

But the glow of a fire

Burning bright and reaching higher

Cannot ever compare

-Although you probably don’t care-

To the embers that now fill my mind

And my soul leads me to find

Blue everywhere shining through

Everything- but you

No longer care that I do

And the embers that I see in the twilight

Of a November eve

Make me teary-eyed for that night

In the summit of how I believe

When I first saw blue

When I first saw you

And may it be so kind

That the color be forever

Frozen in my mind