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2005 / 05 / 30 - Open Your Heart - Poem by A Poem A Day
Over the internet, for seven years
They had chatted
He was there to wipe her tears
Whenever she felt sad.
For three years, he was a friend,
She was a friend,
With a message of hope to send
Through the web.
Then love spread its wings
The four seasons became four springs
In their eyes.
He had sent her his best pic
To make her smile
Whenever she's sad or sick
Whenever she feels the world is unfair
And she gives up
To desolation, sadness and despair.
He had her photo
Hidden among all the things he cherishes
His sorrows and his very secret wishes.
She was encrypted in his mind
He was in hers
Like a hidden treasure you can't find
Though you know it's there,
Like the binary numbers in a PC
They make it function
But they are nothing you can see.
She was the reason he woke up
He was the reason she never gave up
In every way.
She was Morrocan, he was Lebanese
They were together
Despite the distance and the seas,
Despite the fears,
United through the tears,
And through the invisible wires of a net
Where they first linked and met.
They talked, she heard his voice
He heard hers,
Since then they had no other choice
Every day a little bit more
Just a minute,
To reach everything they had waited for
Longer than years.
To find him online, she was keen
Though she had seen him the day before,
She even worshiped the computer screen
That showed his face, once more.
He had fallen in love with the phone
He even fell asleep next to it
Waiting for the call and magical tone
That would make him hear her voice for a minute.
Then they thought they had to meet
She couldn't come
He couldn't go, it was a total defeat
Of the love they had.
But she didn't give up, she fought
And forth love is meant to triumph, she thought
Over everything else.
From Morroco, she came in a secret way
Without telling him
That was the first time she kept away
A secret from him.
Now, she is in a lebanese talkshow
'Open your heart'
Could she reveal everthing she has to show
By opening hers?
She explained their story with a smile,
People found it weird,
She needed nothing but to see him for a while
And ask him
Ask him if he was honest, if it wasn't a lie
When he said
That for her, he'd do anything, he'd even die.
He doesn't know from where the invitation came
But he doubts
In his eyes, all the invitations are the same
When he sees her face invade the TV screen
Almost like if it was the first time he's ever seen
Her beautiful eyes.
They ask him 'who is she? ' What can he say?
'This is the dearest person' without a delay
And he smiles again.
She's relieved, the answer she came looking for
Layed in front of her
In the happiness that spread from his core
Ever since he saw her.
The question is a forgotten formality
She doesn't need to do,
For the reply is in front of her, a reality
That she can't deny.
One curtain and twenty steps
The shade is opened, remains the steps:
Five six seven
Eight nine ten eleven
Twelve thirteen fourteen fifteen
Sixteen seventeen eighteen nineteen
Through the air of a television show
Called 'open your heart',
They showed a huge love still able to grow,
They united to no longer be apart.
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