I Loved Her Then And Love Her Still

Without focus for what might bring discontent,
My heart whispered to my brain to say pleasing words.
She stood before me with those beautiful eyes,
Penetrating my flesh with a stare of innocence.

Her hair wavering while the moonlight basted her skin,
Yet no words could exit my mouth without command.
I was lost in her beauty that my breath made my heart skip a beat,
But even so, I could not bring myself out of self hypnosis.

Many times before I had hidden my feelings behind closed doors,
And for the first time I had bravely ventured out of my secret world.
I had promised myself numerous times that I would free myself,
From my dreams and seek to make them a reality.

She was all I wanted and I was desperate to reach inside her heart,
All the while she stood before me waiting to hear my throbbing words.
“I Love You!” were the words I had rehearsed a million times,
How could I not whisper them softy to the sparkling diamond before me?

We lived only one door away from each other but a hundred miles away,
Considering that we only saw each other after the midnight hour.
Her smile melted the soles under my shoes when she looked my way,
And her words, “Hello, again!” made my knees buckle every time.

No, I wouldn’t wait another moment to pass me by and disillusion me,
Instead a courageous approach was conceived inside my head to proceed.
“May I have a word with you Maria? It will only take a few minutes of your time.”
“Please, have some coffee with me down the street at the cafe.”

She smiled and accepted my bold offer as we conversed along the way,
Never loosing sight of each others eyes as though they were speaking too.
When we sat down and ordered the coffee in unison we felt that special bond,
And the more I heard her voice as she spoke, the more I fell in love with her.

The late hours became the early morning hours and there seemed no end,
No end, that is until I gently touched her right hand and told her how I felt.
“I love you Maria, ever since I set eyes on you and I want to continue seeing you,
Will you please give me a chance to express my feelings as we date?”

“Manuel, I have been waiting for you to ask me out, or speak more that two words,
And I accept your offer to date for a while to see if we are right for each other.”
We never took a sip of the coffee as our voices united together that special night,
But we continued sipping coffee for thirty years until she died six months ago.

I Loved Her Then And Love Her Still


Harlingen, United States

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A love story about how two souls meet.

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