' Taken For Granted
So many years I've been there for you
by Linda Ori
Always at your beck and call
Never asking for much in return
Just a little recognition would be nice,
A little hug now and then;
You've been generous almost to a fault
With your money, but not yourself -
Sometimes I wonder
If you even realize that I am there
And that I do have feelings;
We're like an old married couple
Past the stage of romantic notions
Knowing each other well,
Yet not knowing each other at all -
Perhaps afraid to know.......
That would require too much effort
Maybe even commitment,
And how awful that would be -
Not being able to change your mind
If the perfect person came along;
I'm just as much to blame as you -
I should have run a long time ago
Before I let you get to me
With your enigmatic nature...
Always hoping for a miracle;
And suddenly you've found yours
And just like that, I become invisible -
Oh, and by the way, you said......
I won't be available for Sunday breakfast -
I have other plans......
Well, I hope your plans are worth it -
I won't be sitting here waiting
For you to come crawling back,
Expecting me to understand
When things fall apart;
And I hope they do.