Come to the edge of my bed he said and slide in beside me
She would have she thought wanting for nothing more
As she stood in dark shadows her gaze cast lovingly forth

But she’d seen the ghosts dancing in the trees
Heard their whispers on the breath of a breeze
As she dangled precariously on a dream and a prayer

Realizing his invitation was not open-ended
Regardless how honorable and heartfelt his intention
For another there dwelled and slumbered already

Heart coming unhinged with soul consuming trepidation
Fractured emotions spinning out of control
As she made her way once more to his side

Longingly she gazed into the face of true love
Christening his cheek with a single tear shed
As she bent to bid him a mournful adieu

Upon his lips she left a kiss that would carry them into forever
Then ushered forth on wings of pain she fled into the night

Banishing herself within the cloak of darkness
Returning to her world of solitary confinement
Where even the trees would forever weep in her presence

©2011 Jill Terry

Published by jill

Riding the current of life's changing tides, while capturing my journey in images and words...

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