Unrequited

From the ether, she emerges, with her beauty, clean and light,

Tormenting you, as though there is no cost.

You know she doesn’t love you, yet you feel some day she might.

The world looks on and knows that you are lost.

From her tower, she looks down on you and sees you as you are,

Not a flicker of desire will reach her eyes.

You fail to see that you will always worship from afar.

The world looks on and knows you’re wrapped in lies.

You talk as though you’re equals, but she’s miles ahead of you

She knows that she can keep you on a rope.

You think her flirting means something, as fools will often do.

The world looks on and knows there is no hope.

From the ether she emerges and you see that she’s sublime,

Every atom of your reason is now gone.

You feel as though she wants you up beside her for all time.

The world looks on and knows you’re not the one.

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Divide

Can I build a bridge from here to there?

Piling regrets, missed chances into an arch,

Filling the gaps with careless words or deeds.

How strong would such a structure be?

 

Can I send a scout from here to there?

Testing the ground for soundness under foot,

Laying a trail where I might follow on.

How safe would such a mission be?

 

Can I send my voice from here to there?

Saying the words that hesitation stole,

Seeking an ear wherein they’ll tell their tale.

How clear would such oration be?

 

Can I call you back from there to here?

Just for a day, an hour, like those we had,

Filling the time with laughter and with love.

How sweet would such an instant be?

I Wish

I wish I could read the thoughts of the birds.

I wish I could see the view of the wind.

I wish I could taste the eclipse of the moon.

I wish I could teach you to love.

 

I wish I could touch the cry of a child.

I wish I could hear the turn of the tide.

I wish I could find the reason for fish.

I wish I could teach you to love.

 

I wish I could hold the shine on a lake.

I wish I could dance on laughter and pain.

I wish I could leave my cares in a box.

I wish I could teach you to love.

 

I wish I could taste the thrill of the chase.

I wish I could sing the music of fear.

I wish I could carry the hills in my hands.

I wish I could teach you to love.

 

I wish I could ride the sound of the leaves.

I wish I could trap the years in my hands.

I wish I could tell the story of red .

I wish I could teach you to love.