The Distance a #throwback

The Distance


I woke up recently with a line from this old poem of mine firmly lodged in my head.  It was inspired by viewing the film ‘Green Card’.


The Distance

It all started in our youngest years,

We shared the good times, sadness, and our fears,

Times of strife, times of laughter, and of cheers,

We did not realise how each to the other we endeared.


So, as years went on, we clustered tight,

Clinging close together with all our might,

As we found answers to the wrong and right,

Under the guidance of a securing light.


I thought of the years within our lives span,

Things we did on our insistence,

My heart cries out for reminiscence,

I seek you calling in the distance.


For it seemed we had grown far apart,

Much too far, I feared, for the stretch of my heart,

My mind did wander, and my thoughts did dart,

What a shame, and I wished for a return to the start.


But when I saw you just the other day,

And you told you lived just one block away,

My heart it jumped, and I lost all my dismay,

With you now to thank the Lord, I pray.


We think of the days within our lives span,

Things we did on our insistence,

Our hearts now have their reminiscence,

And I hear your calling, without the distance.


Simon C.J. Falk c.1991


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