Treasure Island

John Hess

(Fayetteville, N.C.)

You That I See

I feel the world crushing, closing in on me;
Desperate I was, so I went out to see.
Not really shopping, just walking about;
My minds overwhelmed and I wanted to shout.

Tried to loose myself, deep in the crowd;
All those people moving, just bustling around.
Foreign noises, ringing in my ears;
Surprisingly welcomed, after all these years.

Then a bench I found and sat for awhile;
Nodding occasionally, along with a smile.
And as I sat there, on that bench of mine;
A voice caught me off guard, my first warning sign.

I then got up to clear my head and began to roam;
Knowing you weren't here right now but far away at home.
Dodging people on both sides, my memory overloads;
Fragrant odors you once worn causes me to implode.

Second warning sign and this one hits real hard;
Precious memories of you, brought down my weakened guard.
No matter how hard I try, it is you I see;
Walking hand and hand, but your not at all with me.

Your tender voice floats through the air;
Tricks of my mind and I can only stare.
Six states between us but it's you on my mind;
Getting through these days hasn't been so kind.

A torment in fact, for my mind won't let go;
Desperately holding on, to memories of old.
My body aches for your tender touch;
Knowing that this wish is way too much.

Today I was shattered, much like a glass;
My heart filled with memories, how long will they last?
I feel the world crushing, closing in on me;
Desperate I was, but it's You That I See...

Submitted: Friday, October 26, 2012
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