Got your letter yesterday--
Seems you had so much to say
You labeled me a selfish coward
An angry person who is sour
Well, I am compelled to tear your letter in pieces
But the tears blurring my vision prevents such a thesis
For my heart is still with you and Im still quite smitten
And yes, I am so sorry that I have not written!
You must understand that when you left a year ago
I accepted it as a decision, as a choice you made of no
My anger mounted fiercely when I realized you took a job
Two thousand long miles away from my heart
My fingers are trembling, I struggle to write the lines
I should have done this long ago, now Ive wasted so much time
You think Im selfish because Ive tossed all your letters in the trash
Its only because you broke my heart in pieces with your decision to just dash!
Follow you, you say? How can I leave all that Ive acquired?
My fingers are bruised with heavy labor and Im in need of a healthy diet
Follow you, you say? How do I pick up and just take off?
What about my family and friends? Can they survive such a loss?
This time, I must confess, I choose to write you back and with tears I dress
Each page is smudged with damp regrets, as I fell in love with your hearts request
Ill most likely arrive before this letter I wrote!
So, Ill stick it in the bag I tote
And take a chance on you, as I should have done long ago
Meet me at the airport, please dont say no
If this heart of mine stays torn, I wont survive
Thats why Im leaving everything and to you I strive
Please love me closely, love me tightly, this time I pray
Lets not let other things get in the way. . .
And darling, Im no longer compelled to tear your letter in pieces
And the tears blurring my vision prevents such a thesis
For my heart is still with you and Im still severely smitten
And oh so deeply sorry that I have not written!
by Sandy Forbes
Author of the great novel, "Sinking Sam"
Available at www.publishamerica.com