Wait For Me!
I slog on through the rain. The fresh cut grass,
making fuzzy green slippers of my shoes.
I smile thinking of our first rain together.
Walking coat-less, laughing,
through the warm summer downpour.
Teenagers, with love on the brink of discovery.
Our second rain was in a car, parked on a hill.
You asked me to marry you.
Your love lit up my heart,
as lightning blistered the sky in all directions.
I raise my head to view the forest of dull grey obstacles before me,
and then slog on; Memories my only companion.
We made a great team, you and me.
You had the dreams; I helped them happen.
You always leaped ahead, stars in your eyes.
Then, hand out, you waited for me to catch up.
Sighing, I stop at a stone on a hill,
amidst the silent stone forest.
I prefer coming here in the rain,
when the crying sky shares my pain.
I lay my hand upon the stone,
once more you have gone ahead.
My fingers trace your name with love
and my heart cries out….
“Oh darling…. Wait for me again!”