Like a knight and his chainmail,
I wear you on my chest;
You guard me not like metal or kevlar.
But with advice and loving embrace;
I wash you not with a machine, but with my hands.
Memories shake free with each pass through your hair;
Two long lost friends.
Water flows to help wash the stain,
Mixed with nostalgia and tears;
Where one gaze ends, another begins.
Connected by what we see now,
and where our dreams wander.
The roads we walk are different,
And the shoes we wear we cannot share,
But the destinations of our journeys end all the same.
How we get there is up to us.
The lessons we learn are meant to be told,
and the attitudes upheld, together they meld.
With so much to say,
I just wish there was enough time in the day.
These words I’ve left unspoken.
Here they are, they have awoken.
My feelings for you do all but shrink.
I swear you are my missing link.
The time we share, you make me care.
My heart still leaps like a hare.
I try to run from what’s been done,
But like my heart, I am undone.
Incomplete, I fall to my feet.
Eye to eye, I see defeat.
But you give me power,
to hold on just one more hour.
My love for you will never go sour.
If only we could be, just you and me.
Against the word, forever free.