Never Known

Afraid to approach
the one who fascinates us so
for might they not reject…?
the loving feelings that arose
the moment that we met

and we live our whole life long
never knowing…

so we put them on a pedestal
believing them "above" one such as us
and convince ourselves it is for the best
to admire from a distance
the very best of what we might become
for were we not taught how to be
just one side of the whole that is free…?

and we live our whole life long
never knowing…

so we take our passion's power
and channel it into a life's endeavor
yet, even with each goal achieved
an emptiness remains
for somehow life is incomplete
while the beauty of our heart's desire
changes into something "other"
than who we might have been

and we remain at a distance
while we live our whole life long
never knowing…

Copyright 1999 Michaelette L. Romano
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