By Mark A. Leon
This is our love story
Songs remind us of the memories left behind
The soundtrack of our lives
Washed away with the ocean waves
I love you
Written on notes
Launched in a thousand bottles looking for a home
You are a bittersweet glass of whiskey flowing inside my body and biting away at my heart
Poisoning my blood with a love I cannot let go
Were you afraid to tell me the truth?
To commit to the unknown
You said you were scarred
We are all scarred
Life attacks us with razors cutting deep
Deeper than the skin
Deeper than the nerves
To places we cannot comprehend
I asked you to stay
I wanted more, but hid behind the comfort of simplicity
You didn’t trust my intentions
You didn’t trust your own heart
Now, you are with another, alone
Fighting the demons of your past
Looking for a way to find happiness in the future
Are you happy?
I ask, knowing there is no answer to be spoken
Back and forth
Like a see saw tottering with highs and lows
Grounded, then lifted to the sky
What if it was my face you saw in the hourglass in front of the fortune teller
My name you wrote on your notebook over and over
Or did you?
Did I do enough to hold onto your magical qualities?
Too many questions.
This is our love story
By Mark A. Leon
Rock a bye baby
Rock a bye off to sleep you go
My beautiful wreck
Brushing my fingers through your hair, it is all so familiar as the nightmares rage on
Your demons chase you to the edge of sanity straight into the glass
Shattered with perfect edges, they cut through my soul
Under the light of a rainbow and cleansed by the rain you swam deep into the great unknown waters of life
Led by confused clarity, you sought escape
As your body disappeared toward the end of that rainbow, I felt you closer than ever before
High atop the balcony I stood gazing away as the world disappeared leaving a painting of the ocean and your silhouette
Tomorrow you will wake and we will create the dream for one more day
Stay tonight for tomorrow you are gone
Far away under the same sky we will dream together
It is a surreal novelette we have written
From the simple gestures to the mountainous climbs
It is a story that began in the roaring 20’s and will last throughout time
Rock a bye baby
Rest your weary eyes
As you drift away into another place, remember you are my endless love
If I approached you, would you ask me to dance?
If held out my arms, would you cry by my side?
That’s all I ask of you
If I laid in bed a little too long, would you rest your head on my chest?
If I breathed the words of sadness, would you heal them with your light?
I ask you now, illuminated by the witness in the sky, will you join me for this ride?
As I wait, fixated on the reflection in your eye, I see the glow excite
Will you be the one I dreamed for all time?
Will you paint my future and fly it on a kite for all the world to see?
And celebrate with a toast as the light of my life
This clumsy fool weakened at the knees stands before you seeing fantasy meet reality
Matchmaker, matchmaker sing us a tune
Shower it with destiny from the delicate ivory of Gershwin
The words of “How Do I Love Thee” ringing from the resting soul of Browning
A harmony so lovely
A tune so familiar, played in my dreams for so long
Matchmaker, matchmaker, escort us to the dance floor
Release us to the unknown on a path of rainbow delight
As I sweep you off of this gravitational pull and thrust you to the sky, will you always be my special one until my last breath should subside?
You’re not the only one that feels alone at night
Without direction, without a fight
Trapped in your own desires
Frightened by the thought of another person’s fire
Numb to the piercings of poisoned rain
The light of a new day rekindles
You’re not the only one who thinks to leap without faith
Who cries without feeling the pain
Digging a grave for a funeral never to be attended
You’re not the only one because you have me
Vulnerable and humble; blessed at the gift before me
You inspire color
Give meaning to this fantasy
My words I give to you
My life I invite to share
You’re not the only one out there minimized by space; corrupted by the hurt; pained by the future
Never more will you be lost
Dump the weight of that back pack of past lies
Feel the burden lifted as you take my hand
Feel the energy of the sun penetrate the surface of your pores as you feel alive once again
Run with me baby; run with the gazelles
Let’s take our direction to new heights
Together in love
Romance comes in many different forms.
Some through small gestures and others in unexpected surprises.
It rarely takes more than a few words, a hug, a kiss or a look to reveal the truest form of romance and affection.
Perhaps because it doesn’t happen often enough, but in that moment, time stops briefly and a spiritual enlightenment fills you soul with the warm juices of contentment.
Isn’t that what life is about, contentment and love.
Knowing and experiencing those that bring you to the height of acceptance is what we live for each and every day.
We don’t need to wait for miracles or wait for something special to happen.
All we need to do is focus on those that care about us and embrace those rare moments of romance.
You come home after an extended trip, feeling under the weather and warn out.
You sift through the mail to find a hand written envelope from another country and inside a simple white card with these words:
You have no idea how you still affect me.
One email from you and my heart makes a little jump.
I guess this will be forever so.
I know know I have no claims on you, but what I wouldn’t give for one more day/night with you.
Thank you for being who you are.
Talk to you soon. I mean it.
Big hug to you, wonderful man.
This is unconditional eternal love.
Think about it.
A few words
A kiss on the cheek
A warm bath
It doesn’t take more than a gesture to remind someone that you love them.