My Lost Love
by Wendell Van Dyke
Here I am in my twilight years,
Remembering a love long gone.
I realize now that she was the one,
But it's too late, and now I grieve.
She was right there before me,
And yet I was blind.
She reached out for me,
But I was not there.
A peaceful, gentle spirit,
So loving, so kind, so true.
I was a fool not to see it.
How I long now for her gentle touch!
The smell of her long, silky hair.
The feel of her warm body against mine.
I still see her in my mind
Imagining what might have been.
I still feel her in the depths of my soul.
I cry out, "I am so in love with you!"
But the words fade into the night.
My love burns white hot for her;
A love unrequited, and now I grieve.
God forgive me for breaking her heart,
One so special, so unique.
There will never be another like her;
My lost love, so beautiful, so gentle, so kind.
Never will she know the intense love I feel;
My lost love; a peaceful spirit.