Treasure Island

Ina SchrodersZeeders

(West Terschelling)

Thank You for Leaving Me Behind


you took the ferry without me
and didn’t talk about returning
separation, an indifferent sea
while my heart just kept on yearning

I couldn’t be with you
and sunshine didn’t comfort me
the way it used to do
as with you I longed to be

of course I knew that this was better
no future was there for our love
still I did hope for a letter
wishing you would care enough

I was sixteen, you three times my age
yes I know this was insanity, outrage
but you showed me I could trust
and what love is without lust

thank you for leaving me behind
it was not mean to do, but kind

Submitted: Monday, July 18, 2011
Edited: Monday, July 18, 2011

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