Don’t let the memories dazzle you
or take you from this moment in time.
The words distract, and intention confused,
could take you right back there again.
You’re walking on hallowed ground
where sacrifices were made in blood.
Stained pages and aching howls released
a lost soul wandering, found a home.
I fell in love with you there in that place
so many long, long years ago.
The ghosts of those feelings are lingering
trying to take me away from here.
I heard them last night take over my thoughts
but would not let them take over my words.
I sat here silently counseling myself
that this is not the place to land.
You were magic to me in those days
we were both so very young.
I had stars in my eyes and dreams made of clouds
and you were already so weary and tired.
You had learned something that kept you far from me
yet I loved from that very first day.
Now years later and entire lifetimes lived
I want to walk into that feeling again.
I want to let it take me away
from the pain that is eating me alive.
From this lonely room and the life that I have lost
in the memories I want to run away and hide.
Maybe it’s the safety of the familiar
I still know who you are.
You never promised anything you could not give
yet loved me openly in spite of yourself.
I need to keep this heart bound tightly
and listen to it weave it’s tales.
Then tell it tenderly to let the illusions go
they were never even real.
There is no magic answer, no simple way out,
this part of me will always be broken,
You cannot save me, nor can I save myself
I just have to let the tales be told.