Next Time

Tell me not to love you,
Tell me not to care,
Tell me not to want you
When I see you standing there
With eyes so full of sadness,
With arms that ache to hold,
With lips that beg for kisses
And endearments left untold;

How can I never touch you?
How can I never know
Again that tender passion -
How can I let it go?
That other half of everything
That I have finally found -
The mirror of my spirit
That my heart is wrapped around;

Just tell me how to do this,
Just tell me how to start,
Just tell me how I'm going
To survive with half a heart -
If you know the answer
And if you really care
Then pretend it doesn't matter
When you see me standing there;

Whatever your emotion,
Whatever face you wear
You'll see in my reflection
For we're two halves of a pair;
How sad to find the spirit
That compliments your soul
And never get the chance
To blend the halves into the whole;

Next time I will find you
After darkness turns to light -
Next time we'll remember
And next time we'll get it right!

by Linda Ori

Comments (4)

That was awesome! Thank you, I really enjoyed it.
linda...a soulsearching poem...nice read...love...nalini
Linda, an emotionally stirring poem... very touching and brilliantly written! Brian
AT THE RISK OF FALLING VICTIM OF MY OWN DESPISE....IS EVERYTHING OK? ............EITHER WAY, GREAT HEARTPRESSUED WRITE! FRANK