Chasing the Dream
I gave it a go, a moment ago, as it was almost so, within my reach…
But it ran in a way, as if to sway, from near to away, with lessons to teach.
As we rolled down the mountain and climbed towards the beach,
I shouted out my promise: “My pact I won’t breach…”
I chased her through alleys, past some trash bins,
Then came to a T, on needles and pins…
I looked both ways, then straight out to the sea,
Fearing that she’d drowned - - drowned ’cause of me…
Then suddenly she jumped out from our childhood tree,
Looking tired and breathless while taking a knee…
She spread open her arms and welcomed me in,
She asked for a hug with an upside-down grin.
As I wiped off a tear she said, “lend me your ear,”
Breathlessly whispering, “you have nothing to fear.”
She said, “some things in life are simply not meant to be…”
As she let me down gently with this ultimate plea…
“You fought for me with gusto and unparalleled fire,
But all partnerships, love, must eventually expire…”
“You tried and succeeded in never dropping the ball,
But in the end it is I, who will cause us to fall…”
“You protected me throughout this turbulent stream,
Now let me take this one - - this one, for our team.”
And then she made love to me in an absence of time,
In a position of free verse unhindered by rhyme.
Within all my predictions, I never did see…
That at the end of the night, my dream, could leave, me.
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