Thursday, October 13, 2011

Past & Present Unite

A burst of original poetry, song, visual or story can happen at anytime. Sometimes you never know what or who will fuel the creative fire, but you just have to go with the flow. Here’s my most recent attempt at a little creativity. Since my muse has been sleeping for quite some time, I’m quite pleased that she woke up briefly to spend some time with me. Unfortunately, she fell asleep before she could help me finish. Let me know what you think

Decades ago there was a mysterious young man with an initial plan on his mind. It came to him when he saw a girl and only wanted to rock her world. Unexpectedly she turned out to be more than he imagined. He opened his heart and she became apart of his time, space and attention. It wasn’t one-sided, by any means, ‘cause she always wanted him around. He intrigued her, he pleased her and he moved her feet from the ground.

Under wraps where no one saw she hid her biggest fear; she worried she would lose him that he didn’t hold her dear. Four years her senior she wanted him for the long run, but – as it does – their grown-up lives took them on the run. They both experienced some happiness and, of course, some times were sad. Years passed and she asked, but his path no one knew. What she didn’t know was he often asked about her too.

Decades moved by and the surprise of proximity they learned, but it still wasn’t in the cards for them to reunite. Business, careers, spouses, children and the like, coming and going all the time. Thoughts of him drifted in and out of her brain, and when she could finally pay attention she still didn’t pursue any gain. Rejection she feared, lack of interest would be worse, but the desire to see him returned like a nagging thirst.

Just when she thought she’d only have memories to savor there was an opportunity to meet. The connection they had will always be true, but the difference in their feelings was definitely there too. They were friends from the start and will remain until the very end.

The time they spend together now is either a chance or a season. There’s a desire behind her eyes that really wants a reason. There’s no pressure, no rhythm and no plans to meet. Just two spending occasions together and not going too deep.

Will it conclude the story or begin a new chapter in their lives?