Treasure Island

Michelle Tiddy

(28/10/70 / Staffordshire, England)

Velvet Dark


I heard a song last night
Alone in my car, in the velvet dark
It epitomised my feelings, my reelings
And I began to understand

'I never lost you, you were never mine'
Those words rang true, stung my heart
Driving at one mile per hour
In the velvet dark

I smiled as the lonely tear fell
A wry, upside-down frown
And the music began to painfully soothe
In the velvet dark

You were never, ever mine
To touch, to feel, just a ghost
Of a promise, whom I would never see
In the velvet dark

Lucky those roads were quiet
No crazed drivers forcing me on
And I pulled into a hidden corner
In the velvet dark

Your heart wasn't mine
To try to hold and to repair
You needed me and I needed you
In the velvet dark

We tried to make it
Through impossible barriers
Of dreams and hopes, spinning uncontrollably
In the velvet dark

Picking up my emotions
I pulled back onto that road
Moving towards my home, my sanity
In the velvet dark

I never lost you, I'll never lose you
I'll just remember, the good times
There were a few heady nights together
In the velvet dark

So, this song I will remember
For bringing home to me
The truth, the bitter-sweet memories
Forever in the velvet dark

Submitted: Friday, March 23, 2007
Edited: Saturday, February 05, 2011

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  • David Taylor (3/23/2007 5:25:00 AM)

    Heartfelt poem, my heartfelt your poem, so glad you arrived safely. Great Poem, Love from David. (Report) Reply

  • Mandi Ducroq (3/23/2007 5:03:00 AM)

    Wow Mich! This really pulled at my heart strings and brought back bitter sweet memories. Poignant... (Report) Reply

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