The Future

by Steven
(Perth, Western Australia)

Oh the future, what it holds
The choice is up to me
Joy and love and happiness
or tears and misery

I'd like to think there is a light
Hope to end the trail
That clouds of darkness somehow lift
The wind no more a gale

For this to be I must let go
Release my grief and pain
But it's all I have to hold you with
It runs through every vein

The path we trod is not the one
We planned our lives to be
Suffering things we didn't want
and never thought we'd see

For what we had I should be glad
You gave so much to me
But memories alone are not enough
To set my sadness free

So here I sit, alone and sad
I wish it wasn't so
Wondering if there will be a time
When I can let you go

Perhaps that day will never come
And what that means to me
To accept that joy is ever lost
And tears are what will be.

The choice is mine, it's up to me
How hard to choose between
The one I love who gave so much
for a future so unseen.

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Mar 10, 2013
Your poem
by: Kate

Beautiful words of feeling. They reach within me.

Dec 11, 2012
What Future
by: Judith in California

WOW! This speaks for so many of us. I choose to be content but am constantly drawn back to missing him and wishing him back. Especially today , my birthday, needing his beautiful feelings expressed in a lovely card. I have many well wishers but nothing replaces how HE used to love me. You can't let go of 35 1/2 years of loving someone and the life you used to share. How is it possible? It amazes me when widows/widowers can remarry so quickly after a mate has passed. How do they do it? Are they truly happy? Do they not cry from time to time remembering the life they used to have? If so how does that make their current mate feel? Do they understand without feeling jealous? Do they tell their new love " I'll always love my passed love but I will love you too? Loving a dead person while loving a living one. I loved him for 35 1/2 years will it take me 35 1/2 years to stop?

Dec 09, 2012
So, so true
by: Alan

Thank You, Steven, for your beautiful words.

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