(August 1969 / USA)

*one Of My Ancient Ones* 'A Chance For You And Me'

When I go out to shop,
I can buy anything I see.
I could buy and never stop,
Everything is there for me.

When I need a friend,
Just to listen and comfort my pain.
The list won't ever end-
Friends pour to me like rain.

I can have anything I want...
I can have all that I need...
Except the one thing I'll never have-
A chance for you and me.

I could marry anyone,
All the men swoon at my feet,
But you are the only one-
And it's you I cannot reach.

I could touch the sky,
And bring a rainbow to my heart,
But it's all just a lie,
And you are the biggest part.

I could go anywhere-
Sail the world in style,
But when I go everywhere,
It's you I am loving all the while.

I could wish upon a star....
Stare at the deep blue sea.
I could search wide and far,
And never find what you are to me.

I can have anything I want...
I can have all that I need...
Except the one thing I'll never have-
A chance for you and me.

Baby, I hope you understand,
I'm losing my strength inside.
It's more than I can understand,
So I hang my head and hide.

Everyone sees me smile,
Thinking I am happy all the while.
The truth is no one can see,
The tears falling deep inside of me.

People give me seashells,
And I am given gowns to befit a queen-
But I am not in Heaven or Hell,
Just somewhere in between.

I could live anyplace,
And have all the servants I could hire.
Well, if that's the case,
Why can't I have you if I desire?

Now my friends all look at me,
Their eyes all full of sympathy.
I can no longer hide how I feel,
For the pain is far too real.

I can have anything I want...
I can have all that I need...
Except the one thing I'll never have-
A chance for you and me.

So don't come knocking at my door,
Knowing I don't mean anything anymore...
Forget me if you can-
Even forget my name....
For I wish I could do the same.

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Comments (5)

well written lesa....wish that my ex-boyfriend could read this one....
That was a very good poem. I could easily relate to it.
Well, I am not in that position. I am just scared to start over alone. I guess you do get used to the way you are. I have too long in the relationship. I know I am alone anyways so what makes the difference. Great poem Take care. Ruby
I thought the poem was excellent, contrast and contradiction are parts of life, why shouldn't they be a part of writing? I think the contrast at the end is what makes the poem, and no you can't forget someone so close, but the wish that you could is something everyone is familiar with.
Oh...the end was so contrasting to the whole beginning and its follow through. Forgetting someone is near impossible. hey at 13-14, this was brilliant...it is brilliant even today! Preets