Thursday, July 28, 2016

ALONE




We walked down the road apiece
You and I
Touching shoulders, entwining lives
Good times and bad
Our lots we shared
As we walked down the road apiece.

Now down the road I walk alone
No shoulder touching mine
Our ways parted at the fork
Separate roads to walk
You to travel lands unknown
Me still to trod the earth’s terrain.

I loved you while we walked together
I love you now, though you’re not here
To bare the dust and grit and grime
Of the road we shared
Remembering this brings thoughts of joy
And memories of tears.

To know as only I can know
To bear my cares alone
Sans sweet sounds of your footfalls
As I walk down the road apiece
Alone.