James Walter Orr

(02, June,1930 / Amarillo, Texas, U.S.A.)

Across The Years


I watch as starlight’s gleam across the years,
recalls to me our dream across the years.

We walked together, all those years ago:
the perfect loving team, across the years.

That last time, when the dew was on the grass,
your teardrops were our theme, across the years.

If I could but reverse those wheeling stars;
turn back that pain extreme across the years.

They say time heals all wounds: the time they mock
now forms an endless seam, across the years.

The salty drops that trickle down your cheeks,
reflect back each moonbeam, across the years.

How bitter is my woe, how deep the hurt,
that forms our future’s scheme across the years.

Easy it is to swallow now, my pride,
and feel your warm esteem, across the years.

Submitted: Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Edited: Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Across The Years by James Walter Orr )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 1 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. It is nature, hasmukh amathalal
  2. Difference, hasmukh amathalal
  3. Own earth own life, gajanan mishra
  4. My Girl, Dasia Deas
  5. Silent Messages, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  6. the old man is bitten, RIC S. BASTASA
  7. ....and then an empty morning sky, RIC S. BASTASA
  8. Magnitude Of Life, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  9. At present, hasmukh amathalal
  10. and then the night swallows her includin.., RIC S. BASTASA

Poem of the Day

poet Robert Herrick

Here we are all, by day; by night we're hurl'd
By dreams, each one into a several world.... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]