Forever moments I once believed
Would always nurture my memory,
Now are pieces broken in time,
Whose design I try to reassign
For the memories of my mind
With reality no longer align.
Lovers and friends so treasured
Have not weathered
The trials and strife
On the open sea of life
Forever moments that have come and gone
Forever moments you weren’t what I thought you’d be
Forever moments the love is gone
Forever moments are still here with me
So many moments I thought we’d remember together
But you’ve left behind
Nothing more than memories of the mind
How could we be so close
Share so much
And have nothing left?
But pictures of the soul
Don’t you know you’ve left a hole
Inside of me?
That should bear no weight
Still plague my heart
For the part
So many precious yesterdays remain
As bewildered witnesses fumbling to explain
How the landscape we built
Has crumbled and turned to wilt.
If only I knew how to let go
All the mind’s mementos,
Knew how to dissect the pain
So that the tenderness remained.
But the hurts I once thought would break me
Have instead strengthened and shaped me.
And sorrow is shallow found
In tomorrow’s hallowed ground.