Treasure Island

MacGregor Tagliaferro


All That's Left


To kiss her or not to kiss her
That was the question that governed
The days and shadows of the night
Kissin' her would have changed it all

There would have been no turnin' back
Never was a kiss more wanted
Never was a kiss more needed
Never was a kiss more deserved

Well, deserve is hard to figure
At last, a price had to be paid
For past lies told and the sold soul
For all of the lines that were blurred

For all of the lives tossed aside
There just would not have been a way
To protect her from the demons
Created by the choices made

I've had this comin' a long time
You know what's said about payback
This is not about gettin' mad
It's about love gettin' even

So I pay the price ever' day
Serve my penance in solitude
Reapin' and pickin' what I sowed
For what is owed and what was done

All that's left, all that I can do
Is seek solace in these letters
I write for you, and search my thoughts
For all that's left of could have been

© 2013 Cowboy Coleridge

Submitted: Wednesday, February 20, 2013

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For my Muse February 2013 Out West

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