Friday, May 8, 2015

your brown coat

in that spot I stood, calmly waiting,
patiently playing that game unfair
you gave me clues and sent me searching
and intensely I searched here and there
for the bright and beautiful one
I looked left, right, up and down
and saw many people having fun
as I wished your coat long and brown.

the wind touched slightly upon my hair
and the sun did slap me in the back
while there I was — just sit and stare —
I couldn't find you, but didn't regret.
then I gazed upon such fair maidens
that joyfully danced to heaven's song
so I sent word through all the ravens
that I wished your coat brown and long.

it was only at the end of my quest
that I did see you arriving there
and my heart gave me no further rest
as all I did was sit, breath and stare.
we talked for hours and hours on end
as the kids played in the background
because I didn't have to pretend
that I loved both your eyes and sound.

then darkness came and settled in
as the clocked ticked the time to go
and your lovely image cannot be unseen
and this you really must let me know:
did ever mercy cross your eyes
before they settled upon my heart?
did ever you speak to me not lies
or was it your wish to break me apart?