Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A Simple Reverie (I Thank My God...)

My mind reminisces of a time not so far away
A reverie invades my waking conscious
And my heart turns inside my chest
As my soul cries aloud, my eyes quietly pour
And my heart breaks just a little more

This reverie is much more than pleasantries
A reminder of the path I have traveled
and the rocks I have had to climb
But seldom have I climbed alone
And those reveries fill my soul

I see the ghosts of a life since passed
I cry the tears of a grateful man
I visit those familiar scenes we shared
And although they make my heart blue
I thank my God every time I remember you

I close my damp eyes upon a song
A song of laughter, a song of joy
The song sung by a joyful heart,
A heart that has meant many of its' kind
Now sung to a lonely mind

A slide show of the moments that grasped my heart
A video of the laughs and the tears
A beautiful silhouette of moonlit walks
The music plays loud in the background
And my soul leaps at the love I had found

The places we went and things we saw
The many wonders our eyes beheld
Are nothing without your presence
A lonely night, a starless sky
You were the ones who lit up my life

So as I sit here now in perfect hindsight
I see how much you should have meant
I see how poorly I lived with stars so bright
I wonder if you knew how much you meant
To a heart so easily bent...

As the reverie fades into the darkness of night
And I fall into a peaceful sleep once again
I beg my subconscious to remember my reverie
So that, just for one long night,
You may be once again in my sight

I write this not to any one person
I write this not to garner pity or tears
I write this for one reason, and one reason only
No matter what it is that I may do,
I always thank my God for you...

And now I need to see just how much
Just how much people mean to me
The value in those who love me
And to love them recklessly, painfully
So that my heart once again knows joy fully

I pray that everyone may know by what I do
That I thank my God every time I remember you

2 comments:

RURelics said...

Well written my friend... I was quite moved by this. Thanks for giving me something to smile about today... :-)

Anonymous said...

This poem should go into a book of the best poetry of our time period. It so beautifully portrays your thoughts and stirs the reader's heart to agree and act on those thoughts as well.
Susan