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Looking Back

All those endless miles
of winding, lonely road
are now far behind me.
Each time I turn around
to take a look, I’m not alone,
you’re there beside me.

Thoughts we always shared
and tried to speak about,
they now remind me
of those nefarious demons that we heard,
but now I know
they can’t divide me.

Funny how it seems so long ago
our other lives
they start crumbling;
thought we’d reached so high
but without warning, lofty peaks
they started tumbling

down.

Just made out the light
through tiny cracks that somehow formed
amongst the rubble.
I tried to search for you
untill I found you, nice and safe
inside your bubble.

I fought with what I thought
was all my might;
I couldn’t fail, I had to reach you.
Diminishing in strength,
I thought I’d lost, then suddenly
knew what I must do.

I realised, with my real eyes
that shield that now contained you
wasn’t there when
I’d first gazed down upon yourself,
or so it seemed; So could it be
I’d lost my sight then.

Was it just I couldn’t see
the truth that lay in front of me
all along the while?
Perception is a tricky thing,
a soul can cry while your mind sings;
Just a sad smile.

It took near catastrophe to find
the only way inside your space
was closing down soon.
I plunged my heart inside the fire
ignored the usual safety signs;
I knew there was room

for both of us to live and share
those thoughts once more; was almost
a new introduction.
The light was back within your eyes,
however dim I recognised
how we could begin.

I reached your hand, you clutched mine tight,
both of us holding on for life;
the one we longed for.
Like in a dream, our wings came out,
we leapt in faith and flew up high;
now we could both soar.

When finally back down on land,
we found our balance had returned;
to walk now was easy.
No limits would we ever know,
this newfound love would break them all;
Our spirits now free.

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Comments

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellabout 6 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful – in hope and determination; love is indeed powerful and I believe can push beyond when all seems lost or out of sight….

  • I completely agree Lisa – love has no boundaries & through it most things can be overcome.
    Yeah I know, I’m a hopeless romantic at heart; & that’s the way I’ll always stay
    …well, not so much hopeless :o) …..

    – Taine

  • Mark German
    Mark Germanabout 6 years ago

    Wow.

  • Thanks Mark, I take it by your comment that you liked?
    I had a tune running through my mind while I wrote this one, made it flow a lot easier…

    – Taine

  • gypsycaster
    gypsycasterabout 6 years ago

    I’m with Mark on this one….wow.

  • Mark German
    Mark Germanabout 6 years ago

    I love it, man. Something quite original. And I can see this making a whacking great song…

  • Suzanne German
    Suzanne Germanabout 6 years ago

    a soul can cry while your mind sings;
    Just a sad smile.
    – utterly gorgeous shawn xxxx

  • PJ Ryan
    PJ Ryanabout 6 years ago

    just magical .. and beautiful

    Was it just I couldn’t see
    the truth that lay in front of me
    all along the while?
    Perception is a tricky thing,
    a soul can cry while your mind sings;
    Just a sad smile.

    THAT is absolutely amazing. Definately a song :)

  • Taine
    Taineabout 6 years ago

    Thanks Nic…I thought the same thing about a song – I had a tune in my head while writing it; I’d have to work on the structure a bit though, I think….

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