Memories of You . . .

Every now and then you come to mind, and I must stop and sigh,
I pause to reflect upon then, savoring a time gone by...
A moment in time, that was for me, so magical and true,
A time when you captured my heart, and I fell in love with you.

A time of exceeding gladness, a time of wonderful joy,
A bonding of true friendship, rare between a girl and a boy...
For a season we played together, enjoying time so fun,
Sharing many experiences, we seemed to be as one.

Then without any warning, reality came crashing through,
Now finding myself more alone, something having changed in you...
You said you needed more space, your identity to regain,
But your absence became too much, and my heart soon filled with pain.

We continued to stay in touch, but it wasn't quite the same,
The distance growing between us, had changed the rules of the game...
Times that I waited to hear from you, times that slowly crept by,
Soon the loneliness became so great, all I could do was cry.

Then one day it happened, we had grown ever so far apart,
I no longer was enslaved, a great weight lifted from my heart...
It suddenly became so clear, what you had done just for me,
You never really left me, only enough to set me free.

Now we follow different paths, but they still cross now and again,
We talk about our hopes and dreams, or "Do you remember when...?"
With a kiss and a hug, we part, and go our separate ways,
Knowing though we're apart, a place in the heart the other stays.

Every now and then you come to mind, and I must stop and sigh,
I pause to reflect upon then, savoring a time gone by...
A time of joy and of sorrow, a time I had to live through,
A time when you set me free, for which I will always love you.

Fox

© June 1994