Head on your shoulder
Exhaustion in my heart
Silence spilled from my lips
As I sat besides you under the sake tree
Just 18 years old
In a place I had never been
In a space that was unfamiliar
A broken heart on the mend
From the one who said he loved me, then sailed across the sea
And the one who kissed me on the golf course
Lifting me from loneliness
Then, drove away
Leaving me to face judgment, alone
Then there you were
Your eyes told me you cared deeply
Yet you never took anything from me
You built me up
From all the broken pieces
And, never crossed the line
Because of you
I learned I could be loved and not abandoned.
It was beautiful, and confusing, and exactly what I needed
And as you moved on
I told you “if you’re not married by 30, marry me”
It was my all of my heart
It was more than a simple “I love you too”
Always and forever
Under the sake tree
To miss you, Is confusing Wanting your happiness, Knowing I am the cost A madness, A strength A sadness, A longing To find you I can only reach within me Knowing not your hand Knowing not your heart But, in knowing mine -CF
The sun he gave me faded with silence and indifference. Never once did he leave me with hope that I flowed through his veins. Never once have I had peace in me, since the day he asked me not to say the words…
With each dawn I shall wake But, I will not let my mind wander to you Even as another Spring passes And the seasons tell a tale of how once upon a time you found me I will keep waking And, with each day My name will be more distant from your tongue So your temper may fade away Between sunrise and sunset I will reach for all the reasons why I travelled this far To see I am in not in your thoughts And, in the silence of each morning I will hear that my name is not a lyric in the song you sing...
Confess to the wind Let it carry your words far Feel deserved peace Allow air to fill your lungs with the love you have within Let your burden fade away...
Give yourself grace and kindness.
Find joy in the place where the love in you lives, even when you know it alone.
Forgive the ones that failed you, because they lost more than just you.
And, never regret the reasons why your heart has a rhythm… dance all of your years to it.
Though your lips never caressed the nape of my neck... Your hands never touched the curve of my waist... Your arms never gave me warmth... And, though your words were never spent on me... It was your eyes that failed to see, everything you had in me -CF
Why do my eyes lie to me? Why is hope the only thing I see? Do my eyes see things not there? Images, moments we never shared Why do I see something more in you? Why isn’t there a clearer view? Why do I see something more than you can see? Is that the reason you find fault in me? Maybe my eyes didn’t lie Perhaps the reason why my heart still cries? Nevertheless, I know your eyes have failed to see Everything that you had in me
Living in silence
I can hear the deafening truth
I genuinely lost my way
Looking to find something in your eyes
My heart animated unreality
Nothing but greed
Always answering your call…
My fidelity to you
Leaving you in the past
It’s so very hard
Believing I love you…
Is even harder
Convincing myself it was wrong
Is a bridge too far
The truth flows through my veins
And, the truth is all I have
My heart beat tells me my truth…
I live a melody that sings of you