To Pull You Closer To My Heart

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Dreaming of a dialogue
Waking to an empty room
Singing of a foreign life
Sleeping in a shallow tomb
Oh, it’s easier than we would like
Being empty oh so deep inside
When the smiles take your breath away
But we didn’t really feel that way
Did we?

Shaken to the inner core
Radiant–a shade of love
Taken to return no more
Taken what should be enough
Oh, it’s easier than we pretend
Holding everything beneath our skin
When the beauty makes you turn your head
But the ghosts are always in my bed
Did we?

Dreaming of a dialogue
Maybe through a clouded glass
Whispers in a borrowed car
Something for my hand to clasp
Oh, it’s easier than we believe
When we turn around again to leave
Does our story ever wear you out?
Do the memories feel as faded now?
Did we?

Saving all my energy
Palms outstretched as I emerge
Dreams are never what they seem
Coming up for air is hard
But it’s easier than letting on
That the little things are passing on
If I encountered you in open air
Would you remember me like I was there?
Did we?

Dreaming of a dialogue
Messages and simple words
Even though I know it’s gone
Sometimes, with the night, returns
Shadows of a dearest friend
And I feel like I could fly again
With my arms outstretched into the dark
To pull you closer to my heart
But your gone
And I’m here
Going on
And I ask
Was it dreams?
Was it real?
Did we?

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13 responses to “To Pull You Closer To My Heart

  1. I agree its like a song
    playing music that only a heart knows the words…
    Beautiful
    Take Care….
    )0(
    ladyblue

  2. I sense some movement forward in your process of acceptance, of holding on a little more lightly, a slight relaxation of tension than was evident in things I have read before here?

  3. VW, I’m so glad to find some new poems of yours. (Sorry for my long absence!)
    This one I especially resonate with. “Did we?” A deep, major involvement can seem so fleeting when it’s over. We look back and wonder if it was real – if it really happened. It did, methinks. It’s really good to see your poetry again, and I’ll try to check back here more often!

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