Old Habits



While I kept her at a distance
It was easy to forget
Just how much she means to me
And how much I regret
Five long years have rolled away
On my solitary path
Now she's come back into my life
My heart has done the math
Love's embers are still glowing
Deep within this heart of mine
She's awakened feelings long thought gone
But she's no longer mine
Her touch can still excite me
Her smile enflames my heart
Her blue eyes drill into my soul
And tear me all apart
I can not see the future
There are obstacles galore
Yet I know, today I love her
Tomorrow, I'll love her more

Copyright c2005 Brian E. Spivey
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Submitted by CoachSpivey on July 10, 2014

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Scheme XABAXCXCXDXDBEXEFGFG B
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 582
Words 119
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 20, 1

Brian Spivey

I've been writing for nearly 40 years. It's been a good ride. Hope you enjoy. I have one series of poems that should be read together. "A Sad Fairy Tale", "Happily", "A New Fairy Tale Begins", and "The Result of True Love". As the Staler Brothers sang "Some I wrote for money, some I wrote for fun, some I wrote and threw away, and never sang for anyone. One I wrote for Mama, and a couple still aren't through, I've lost track of all the rest but the most I wrote for you." Enjoy. more…

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