Monday, February 14, 2011

Somebody Closer

Painting by Martha
 
 
 
My love song attempt......
 
My Somebody Closer

Just poured a second cup of coffee,
Waiting for the dawn
I'm filled with haunting memories
In the body of our song
Of a day so long forgotten
In the rippling of the years
I'm lost in your soft expression
Trying to hold back my tears.
______
Can you be my somebody closer
Instead of a figment in my dreams
Or will you haunt my waking everyday
Your laughing eyes unseen
I want to live out our memories
Our love captured in the breeze
This is my early morning yearning
Please set my heart at ease.
________
We walked away in silence
too young to see ahead
No fairy tale ending binds us
Our separate ways instead
Yet through the fog of lonely
I see your shadow on my soul
I'm aching for your fingers touch
Your roughworn hand to hold.
______
Can you be my somebody closer
Instead of a figment in my dreams
Or will you haunt my waking everyday
Your laughing eyes unseen
I want to live out our memories
Our love captured in the breeze
This is my early morning yearning
Please set my heart at ease. 
_______
On days when I am busy
On days when peace alights
I feel a stirring you're still near me
Like you're just within my sights
Then, I look up and all around me
Your real presence isn't true
Our lives unfolded separately 
Yet my heart's still yearns for you.
 ____________________
Can you be my somebody closer
Instead of a figment in my dreams
Or will you haunt my waking everyday
Your laughing eyes unseen
I want to live out our memories
Our love captured in the breeze
This is my early morning yearning
Please set my heart at ease. 

Happy Valentine's Day to my "somebody closer...."

3 comments:

Jen said...

beautiful, Dana.
I think that most of us have a Somebody Closer.

Selma said...

WOW. That is so beautiful. I actually got a little tear in my eye. Beautifully written!

awareness said...

Jen. I think you're right. Good thing we have many chambers in our heart! :)

Selma....thank you! I wrote it last year and decided to repost it for Valentines Day. I was inspired by a Canadian singer/songwriter, Gordon Lightfoot when I was writing it. He wrote a few classic bittersweet love songs which are part of the fabric of Canadian music.