In a room, as teachers taught
You came floating in, so enchanting
Our eyes met, signals sent, the moment, lingering
Your eyes smiled, how mine did melt
At loves first sight, so was the beginning
A turn in life, nature’s song, both found singing

Walking now, hand in hand, fingers caressing
A friendship found, higher sound, so intriguing
Days went by, trusting lives, souls shared so revealing
Like leaves we touched, we felt
Our hearts joined in giving

We were young, so in love
The days were spent, feeling, exploring
First a kiss, then a touch, first for both
So right it was, afterward, just holding
Pledges made and were kept, a future bright
So entwined now our lives, fresh each morning

Then along came my songs
And you danced to them, swirling, turning
So much grace in your form, sent my heart to spinning
Like leaves we touched, we moved
Our hearts sang the story

Then one day, so sadly it came
A sickness found you, would it take you
Three summers long, our love had grown
You bravely hold on, still singing our dreams
My heart breaking, your eyes kept glowing
Never fading, mine filling sorrow’s streams

As you left, so young in life
Your hand still holding mine, belonging
I kissed it one last time, always to remember
Like leaves we touched, we loved
As your last breath flew away forever

In onward years, I look back in times past
In my eyes I see her dancing, her eyes still singing
They call me to reaching, as was our beginning
We loved us once, she and I, promises kept
Deep in hearts, memories clear have never faded
In my life, always to be, growing old together

In a book, I keep pressed a leaf, there preserving
At times of need, there I look, to be close again
Imagining us both, loving strong, timeless, being
Like leaves we touch, we are
As we were oh so many years ago

Just a guy who loves to write; poetry, lyrics, short stories and random thoughts… it is my passion. Photography is my second passion as I love to capture the world around me… to make time stop and to savor a subject forever.

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  • Roger Sampson
    Roger Sampsonabout 6 years ago

  • TeriLee
    TeriLeeabout 6 years ago

    So deeply touching…I can relate to your words so very much…the image is beautiful…fantastic Rog!!! :) xoxo

  • Thank you so much Teri… a wonderful friend you are :))

    – Roger Sampson

  • Alicia  Liliana
    Alicia Lilianaabout 6 years ago

    A lovely image and beautiful words to go with it. This piece touches upon so many feelings and emotions…..wonderful work Roger! :)

  • Thank-you liliana for your viewing and reading… and thank you a nice comment :))

    – Roger Sampson

  • Olga
    Olgaabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful piece!

  • Blessings to you Olga, thank you so much :)

    – Roger Sampson

  • tkrosevear
    tkrosevearabout 6 years ago

    What an amazing tale of love and respect for humans and nature…a truly emotive piece of heART and words Roger ;)

  • Aww thanks TK for the great comment. And a little secret… I do have the leaf in a book and do think of her quite often, she was awesome:)))

    – Roger Sampson

  • Jing3011
    Jing3011about 6 years ago

    Sensitive and special

  • Thank you Jing… you’re kind… and it’s appreciated :)

    – Roger Sampson

  • solareclips~Julie  Alexander
    solareclips~Ju...about 6 years ago

    Oh Rog, I know who this is about…… You heart comes through in this like a beacon of light. She is waiting for you, and someday the two of you will dance again!!!!
    Beautiful image!

  • Still miss her ya know……… thanks hun for the wonderful comment… SF

    – Roger Sampson

  • mlinehan
    mlinehanalmost 5 years ago

    Strong stuff. Thanks for contributing to Inanimate Emotions. Great image and powerful words.

  • Thank you Matt. Absolutely love the concept of your group, there will be more from me to come… would be my honor.

    – Roger Sampson

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...almost 2 years ago

    How lovely Roger, you are an artist of many subjects:)

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