Sunday, July 12, 2015

Rose's Song

I watch you waltz with her and know it’s right.
   I picture you with me and know it’s wrong.
And if I give in to what I should fight,
   I’ll dance with you—but never to this song.
I watch her smile each time she hears you croon;
   She knows the verses; I just hum along.
And if she fails to harmonize your tune,
   I’ll match you word for word—but not this song.
You hold her and I see her knees go weak.
    When I came on too strong, you ran away.
We each thought that the other was unique;
   We thought our lives would be a passion play.
      But that’s a club to which I can’t belong
      Because my range is bigger than your song.


Copyright 2015 Matthew J Wells


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