Treasure Island

Matthew Bresette


Day by Day


Day by day, we see each other
Day by day we don’t tell each other how we feel

Day by day the days go by
Day by day the nights go by

Day by day they speak as if there is always tomorrow
Day by day this goes on

Day by day they each grow older
Day by day they grow wiser

Day by day they go to school
Day by day they graduate

Day by day they both keep what they want the other to hear—to themselves
Day by day each is waiting for the other to say it

Day by day they never say what they feel in their heart to say
Day by day they start to split apart by the things they don’t say

Day by day they go to college in separate states
Day by day they write to each other

Day by day they don’t write what they feel
Day by day they are again split apart by what they feel in the heart but refuse to say until the other one says it first

Day by day they stop talking
Day by day they stop writing

Day by day they never talk again
Day by day they never speak again

Day by day life goes on
Day by day they live another day

Day by day they don’t speak of what they want to say to each other
Day by day they keep it inside

Day by day they grow older
Day by day they each grow a little wiser

Day by day the each get married but not to each other
Day by day they live their lives—apart from the ones that they love

Day by day they grow gray hairs
Day by day they raise their separate children

Day by day they spend their lives apart
Day by day they think what might have happened if they might have spoken what they felt in their heart to speak to the other

Day by day they grow older
Day by day they grow a little bit weaker

Day by day they count their days until they pass away
Day by day they look for each other

Day by day they tell they find each other
Day by day they tell each other they have always wanted to tell each other

Day by day they tell their wife or their husband what they meant to each other
Day by day they tell their children their story about their lives and what they didn’t say to each other before it was too late

Day by day they tell the same story to their children over the years
Day by day each of their children from two different families learn the same lesson

Day by day do not wait for the other one to speak first
Day by day you learn the lesson that You must be the first one to speak

Day by day each one is still faithful to their married one
Day by day they grow closer once again and keep their distance

Day by day they begin counting their days until one of them die
Day by day they fall ill to each other

Day by day they both go to the doctors together
Day by day they both get a fatal disease

Day by day they are given the same amount of days to live
Day by day they each make a promise to die on the same day

Day by day their promise comes closer to being fulfilled
Day by day they tell each other everything that they learn the lesson that their children learned—be the first one to say what you feel

Day by day their promise is reached
Day by day one dies and the other dies with them holding hands till the end

Day by day the people who did not know them say they had an affair together
Day by day the people who knew them say they loved their spouses deeply and was always faithful to their different spouses

Day by day their funeral comes together
Day by day they are buried together with the same tombstone

Day by day the flowers are always there—always new and refreshed
Day by day their inscription they had engraved on their tombstone—be the first person to say what you feel in your heart, do not wait, speak first
Day by day their children’s children are buried around those two people who were completely faithful not to each other by to the person to whom they married

Day by day their tombstones grow older and cracked
Day by day their lesson is learned by all generations who visit their grave

Day by day they become legend
Day by day their lesson is still being learned

Day by day their story will always be told by the ones who are remembered by the people who have learned their lesson from their mistake of not being the first to tell the other
Day by day they speak to each other in Heaven watching countless amounts of people learn the lesson that they had help teach each of their children

Day by day they watch as others learn from their mistake and are the first one to tell the person what they feel in their heart
Day by day they watch and are always happy watching the people learn the lesson that they have learned and taught to the younger generation

Day by day their lesson lives on through the people that have followed their lesson to the end
Day by day they teach their lesson that they have been taught to their children

Day by day their lesson lives on as do they as long there is a place in their hearts
Day by day they will always have a place in their hearts as the generations hear their story

Day by day the lesson lives on.
June 2008

Submitted: Saturday, June 14, 2008

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