The Tango of Life - A Poem
Release me from tortuous thoughts of love and compassion
From an overriding need to have you in my life
From the touch I feel even though you are not here.
Release me from thoughts of you when I hold another
Release me from sleepless nights of endless forgotten dreams
Release me from your breathing and your beating heart
Release me from the anger, the hate, the resentment
Release me from a dream of what could have been.
Release me into the ocean of possibilities
Let me drown in the "What If's?"
Allow the waves of love to wash over me
Let me choke on every droplet of forever
Then bring me to the shore of your soft arms
Release me with the strength of your smile and laughter
Dry my tears and open my heart
Let me sit with the rawness of the pain not gone
Release me fully from the love I've left behind.
Take away the ills of time gone by
Wash my feet from guilt and bring me forgiveness.
Anoint my skin with the sweet perfume of your soul
Wrap me in your soft gentle breath
Smother me with your butterfly kisses
Connect to me with your energy, like the breeze
But please, please please,
Release me from what was.
Release me to another day of living.