GJG Elton

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Nightly Goodnight

Saying good night, at the end of each day,  

I'm pained she's not here, but miles away. 
Decades ago, she once was my bride. 
Then I made a mistake, now I'm empty inside.
With her being there, I do nothing but cry. 

Closing my eyes, I try to force sleep,  
With longing inside, I again start to weep. 
Again I remember, what I once said to she,  
We'll meet in the stars, there waiting I'll be. 
Once we're united, our spirits'll run free. 

Though distance tends, to keep us apart,  
I long for and hold her, near in my heart. 
The nights for now, can rarely be ours,  
We're married to others, and stuck behind bars. 
We'll each close our eyes, and then meet in those stars. 

Recalling those words, I again start to smile,  
Close gently my eyes, reducing the miles. 
I see all the stars, though beautifully arranged,  
But she is not there, and nothing has changed. 
More lovesick I get, with no love we'll exchange. 

I wait there, alone, with hope in my heart,  
Cursing the choice, that's kept us apart. 
When off in the distance, wisps start to churn,  
An image appears, of something long yearned,  
Tears start to flow..., you've finally returned. 

Submitted: Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Edited: Sunday, December 28, 2014

Topic of this poem: loss

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