Barry Middleton


A Woman - Poem by Barry Middleton

a woman I knew for a moment
when we danced for a season or two
was the comfort of stars and midnight
and a waltz and an I love you

why oh why
can love never stay
seasons turn
then drift away

soon I stood alone in the silence
and a winter wind started to blow
but an echo still seems to linger
from a song that I used to know

so I know I will always remember
when we held each other so tight
as the music finally ended
she kissed me to wish me good night

why oh why
can love never stay
seasons turn
then drift away

a woman I knew for a moment
when we danced for a season or two
was the comfort of stars and midnight
and a waltz and an I love you

Topic(s) of this poem: love and loss


Comments about A Woman by Barry Middleton

  • Pamela Sinicrope (5/16/2016 4:28:00 PM)


    Nice lyrics Barry. I guess I heard this poem as I read it. They rhyme scheme flows like a country love song. Nicely done. Thanks for sharing. Love is complicated, but the song is simple. I like the juxtaposition. And again, only a few seasons, not all four. I kind of like that approach. Leaves some hope for the other seasons.... (Report) Reply

    Barry Middleton Barry Middleton (5/16/2016 4:55:00 PM)

    I actually wrote this while undergoing chemo and having auditory hallucinations of music. I wrote a bunch of song lyrics during that time but this was one of the best. Thank you for the comment, I am very glad you could hear the music within the poem.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 22, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, September 19, 2016


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