DAVID TERRY


Longing Across The Room - Poem by DAVID TERRY

The room is large and across it I see your eyes
You hold his hand but lock your sad gaze onto mine
We say nothing, sip our drinks, and continue the stare
Oblivious to everything and others there
I should be yours, you should be mine but now instead
We are not as one, what once we had given up for dead
It is buried only a moment’s thought from where we are
And I contemplate here, how I loved you so, now from afar
I break the gaze and walk to open window pane
O’erlooking the tide that waves bring in with earthly gain
I feel your presence from across the crowded public room
Like a beacon it brings light to what I felt as gloom
Then now beside me there you stand as we repeat
Our cautious waltz to barely restrain this bridled heat
Your gaze meets mine again and all’s forgotten now
Him and her and where we are in here and now
Into your eyes I fall again as once before
When time stood still as we walked along a golden shore
I fall into the memory of holding you close
Inside your heart, inside of you where we both chose
To consummate what we felt once in a moment’s rush
At the end of it all when we succumbed to the heart’s red push
For eternity in a moment we stand wanting this
I want more than just your body held in naked kiss
Your heart, your mind, your dreams, your love, your very soul
I want to share them all, forever yours, as we grow old
To hold you again, to feel beside me your fair skin
To rise tomorrow and together a new day begin
I’m lost in your eyes again sharing this silent fantasy
With you until out of the corner of my eye I see
Him walking up, his locks swept back, he takes your hand
And leads you away to where he wants to make his stand
Behind closed doors to strip away the day’s veneer
Of clothing, desire and dreams that you once held so dear
I watch you leave and you turn to give a longing glance
Back at your past as we pass up one more final chance


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Poem Submitted: Monday, June 6, 2011

Poem Edited: Monday, June 6, 2011


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