The Thorns of Time by Maria Fokas
First you left;
And then, I waited.
– I watched the days go by in silence
Without a sign of love; I waited –
I felt the thorns of time.
– I wept for the miracles
Those we left behind –
Damn those walls we swore to break.
– And all I ever wished for
To find the truth, in all those loves that slip away –
Stripped of dignity, by the things I know.
– My heart must turn against the tide
The thorns of time bestow no hope upon me –
Yet, I am grateful for all the things you gave me.
– For the moon, for the stars; for the rest of time
And for the song, you cried, before you said goodbye –
First, you left;
-Then, I let my heart forget.
That was the order, of our infinite day –
© Maria Fokas 2015/All Rights Reserved
Photograph Credits: Martin Hanley