All We’ve Left Behind

The flowers in the garden that I tended.
The walks, both day and night,
when you attended.
The hands we held.
The love we felt.
The childhood dreams
that fell just out of reach.

Rain forests falling, falling, falling.
Ghostly voices calling, calling.
We all finally need to cry
for what we left behind.

The goals that we never achieved.
The faith that we rarely believed.
The sense and safety of community.
The dolphins that still play
to heal eternity.

Rain forests falling, falling, falling.
Ghostly voices calling, calling.
We all finally need to cry
for what we left behind.

The tenderness, your soft caress.
The way our bodies mingled.
The sense of blessing when we met.
Demands that in the end
just meant goodbye.

Rain forests falling, falling, falling.
Ghostly voices calling, calling.
We all finally need to cry
for what we left behind.

The life we lived, from day to day.
The pain we shared and somehow shed.
The burning of the sacred fires.
Foreseeing future in your eyes.

Rain forests falling, falling, falling.
Ghostly voices calling, calling.
We all finally need to cry
for what we left behind.

A moment at our mother’s breast.
Her endless touch of tenderness
that soothed and took all pain away.
The tears she cried that we might sleep
and dream our way back to reality.

The loss of our belonging
when we finally realize
that we are never
coming home this way again -
not without Love.

Rain forests falling, falling, falling.
Ghostly voices calling, calling.
We all finally need to cry
for what we left behind.

That silent sense of empathy
just as the night was falling.
The dreams of nights born in your arms.
The splendor of the song of morn.
The grace of our own mourning cry,
now that Love has been undone.

Rain forests falling, falling, falling.
Ghostly voices calling, calling.
We all finally need to cry
for what we left behind.

Too swift, too swift,
we move ahead
to all we’ve left behind...

? Michaelette ?

4/5/2001
Copyright© 2001 Michaelette L. Romano
All Rights Reserved
Take me home...