J.B. Smith

The One Across The Way

How do you put words together when you feel like you’ve died?
My eyes are dry, no telling that I’m crying inside
I know how I feel yet the words are trapped behind my tongue
It would seem that this is a road that has continued since I was young
I fell for the one across the way
An angel whose eyes and smile brightened the darkest day
The silent moments spoke louder than words
Kissing you gently, your eyes said everything, if only u saw what I heard
I use to ask why we pray for fantasy, when we live in a world of reality
When I met you, you made my fantasy a reality
I was turned upside down, with my head spinning, I thanked God that I had found you
Now I pray that God gets me through the day, now that I’m without you
I don’t want to miss you, I’m not ready to have you as a memory
You rescued me, now I’m drowning without you next to me
The sun is setting, winter is coming, spring has fallen, my heart has stopped running
Keep me above water now that I’m lost at sea
The light that brought me home has vanished, but I can still feel it there
The moments that could have been, now memories are all we share
The one across the way was the first and only one I saw that night
Unexpected feelings I had, and for some reason they felt so right
Our leaf has not yet hit the ground, it sways in the wind, waiting to be found,
Don’t let it fall it is not yet its time
All I ask is for you to believe in your heart and in mine
You are my everything, the one who pushed me to be better than me
Every time I saw you heaven is what I would see
A day of holding hands, sipping your sweet tea
You were more beautiful then ever, the one across the way
Wish she could have seen me, too bad that was yesterday

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 24, 2009

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  • Ben Burgess (11/24/2009 5:37:00 AM)

    Excellent poem very well written 10/10

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  • Show Me The Glint Of Light On Broken Glass (11/24/2009 5:10:00 AM)

    I'm glad I found this poem. It's absolutly wonderful. I love the way it feels like someone really put their heart out there on display. Your style is very honest and I enjoyed that. Keep it up.

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