Forever In My Heart. A Poem by Michael Firus

After toiling for bread, I search for eyes relief
Upon a distant canopy or a setting sun so brief.
All my soul brings me is this;
If I could see you again, not to mess not to touch
But to speak with a beautiful soul, one who has known and seen oh, so much.

The moon, alone my company keeps
A distant celestial body yet to its surface my mind leaps.
I take its image not to insult or mock,
I take it in your honour made fresh anew
My highest wish still is to take its photo with you.

Those windswept hills, that small blue hut
We explored together, the trails we cut.
Like gold that time was to share
Now from the heavens to the earth
your stamp is there.

From a sweet warm breeze to sun almost set
To distant chatter like at the dance hall where we first met.
Here I face a ghost, so close I can taste
But one now so far, so gone, I cry in my sleep
“Oh, What a waste!”

Why do I labour this, now since the moons only increase?
Why do I care to trouble I and you: someone I wish only peace?
I ask of Life this very same though it seldom lifts the lid
On plots of depth and light and love, Let alone all misery rid.

But what’s left to say what’s left to force
When all is said and done our time had its course.
The heavens heard our case and turned away
A path set in motion, questions and answers
From that of our births to this very day.

For all the unknowing, for all the doubt and fear
There is one thing I know, one thing is clear.
I meet everyday scores, people of all kinds
The full spectrum through and through
But I know deep in my heart there exists none like you.

To those who say, you tell an old story
One repeated oft with better skill and glory
In tacky films, novels by the million
I say to these, this is not verse of love lost
It is lament of art left unmade, of hope gone, oh, what a cost!

What is clear to all, this story is not new
This ache, this weight of course shared by not a few.
Over time its pangs have inspired many
But through some twist, some bondage of will
It was you and I, in a world of chaos, that found something still.

In moments of anger, of petulant haste
I stand defiant to this curse laying waste.
But quickly then my soul perturbed
Quiets and reflects on my plight
To realise: it is only the innocent who can claim a slight.

No slight was done to me, no crime, no mal-intent
It was we who had the reigns, the compass to where we went.
I looked up to you and you had power
In this matter I implore you not to guilt, nor worry
For It is indeed I who needs to say that rarest of words: sorry.

I know it now I knew it then
Beauty I had yet to see and have yet to see again.
Not a chick not a girl, but a woman
A woman of unbound depth of hapless cheer
A woman who I now implore, go forth without fear.

Don’t take this as a wound made fresh by a child in tears
This soul has lived and seen much in my short 23 years.
As Abraham left the land of his fathers
A mind always seeking better, though never enough to tout
Legs tired of walking and eyes never long in drought.

No, from a bowed figure and a slow ambition benign
A furrowed brow weathered before its time
I make this lament of hope and rest
Not to disturb, not to make a beloved fret
But to strengthen, and remind you are she who I’ll never forget.

If there’s one last thing I’d want you to now know
It’s to remember despite life’s ebbs and flow
That in any case and any time
For any reason and at notice short
I am here always humbly offering support.

After toiling for bread, I search for eyes relief
Upon a distant canopy or a setting sun so brief.
All my soul brings me is this;
If I could see you again, not to mess not to touch
But to speak with a beautiful soul, one who has known and seen oh, so much.

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Words by Michael Firus

Forever In My Heart. A Poem by Michael Firus

Published by michaelfirus

Cinematographer, Director, Editor

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