A Song About a Love and a Loss

A True Song

When we first met, the days were dark and cold

But your eyes seems so light and warm

We walked over mountains and through rivers

We became one and held through winter’s storm

 

Our meditations were prayers of Hallelujah

In the fires of passion we breed worlds and worlds unknown

And soon you said those words me mother never spoke:

“I love you.” “I love you.” “I love you.”

 

A fortress crumbled that I never knew I had

And flowers grew in the cracks of my soul

Your love was the seed of a new birth

In the middle of a journey, a secret story told

 

With nothing but flowers to show, me heart lay open

Your hands clinched mine as if our last walk

Holding each other from the mouth of death

And you sang, “I love you.” “I love you.” “I love you.”

 

We survived the winter deep into spring

The days grew longer, rainbows did appear

Night had become day and in the sea you did sing

“I love you.” “I love you.” “I love you.”

 

And soon muses come ‘round and gave me tongue

With the strings made from angel wing

Then I too began to sing….

“I love you.” “I love you.” “I love you.”

 

We didn’t have to find sacred places, we were them already

Wherever we walked flowers sprang and bore us

Heaven’s gates opened wide

And with a ring, I sang with an angelic chorus

 

And we sang together, “I love you.” “I love you.” “I love you.”

 

Spring lightened as summer arrived

Your presence slipped as stories emerged

The sun began melting away your secret motives

But I kept singing, “I love you.”

 

The lies on lies and lies some more

Turned your sweet face into demons galore

As I fought for your true song

You faded back into the darkness—all gone

Creston Davis