Richard Lackman

Freshman - 728 Points (Philadelphia)

I Fell In Love A Year Ago - Poem by Richard Lackman

I fell in love a year ago believing it would be
The permanent expression of the love she shared with me
Our feelings were so powerful, so deep and so intense
Without a hint of selfishness and surely no pretense

I thought about her day and night; she occupied my dreams
Her countenance enveloped me, my life she did redeem
She walked with grace and beauty and her speech was always kind
I knew this was my one true love, no other would I find

Days and weeks passed quickly as my love knew no restraint
And so our little problems never merited complaint
And thus to all but love I shed emotions so confined
Reality had been replaced by lofty state of mind

But then her love just ended as she left without a trace
Leaving me with only recollections of her face
And memories of a love affair I thought would long endure
A timeless love whose time ran out now gone forever more

I do not know if I'll survive, my mind is in a trance
I feel each moment that this is a fatal circumstance
I heard before of people dying with a broken heart
But never dreamed that I would star in such a tragic part

I am a young man with my future lying still ahead
And yet I have no energy to go beyond my bed
My friends tell me that time will heal my heart and yet I know
My life will not continue if her love I must forego

Yet each day going forward the sun again does rise
As time dims recollection of the gleam in her blue eyes
I now look back with fondness on our vibrant love affair
And hope to find a love again but know not when or where

Comments about I Fell In Love A Year Ago by Richard Lackman

  • Adeline Foster (8/16/2013 12:55:00 PM)

    I loved it, so gently written that it glowed like an opening flower. Read mine - Everybody Has Had Somebody -
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, February 10, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, February 11, 2013

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