Missing You

Through the fire, to the limit, to the wall
For a chance to be with you, I’d gladly risk it all
Through the fire, through whatever come what may
For a chance at loving you, I’d take it all the way

“Through the Fire” – Chaka Khan / I Feel For You

Sadness plays on the stereo through and through
Yet I can’t make myself move to turn the dial
Each song gives recollection of the love I once knew
Each song packs a tear slipping past memory’s smile
Another tear drops with the revelation – I’m missing you
For my life, I couldn’t tell you what started it all
Perhaps it was the love that came from up above
A dreamland with the best that we were made of
This was ours – winter, spring, summer or fall
Through the fire, to the limit, to the wall

I see the pictures on the wall, where more memories bestrew
A capture of that infamous “I know something” smirk
That to this day the origins of that one I never did construe
All I can do is once again laugh – God you were such a jerk
Head in hands, I cry through my frustration – I’m missing you
There are times I still turn thinking I heard your footfall
In just that moment forgetting Death’s crow, the cruel thief
For I know I’m imagining things and I’m mad at my own relief
Do I dare think of what I’d decide if choice came to call?
For a chance to be with you, I’d gladly risk it all

Turning off the stereo, I somehow manage to do
Quoted lyrics so beyond affecting all that I feel
I wonder how long before there’s a call to Bellevue
Because I’m laughing, but Lord knows this pain is real
And the tears flow without cessation – I’m missing you
A twisted part of me wonders the price I’d pay,
What trial to finish, what deadliest path by far
Would it take to uncross that most unforgiving star?
If it gained me but a moment with the Fates to parley
Through the fire, through whatever come what may

No hopes of thinking this bout is anywhere near through
I close my eyes, but it’s really beyond my command
I watch it all just as clearly, caught in memory’s purview
As trapped in this heartbroken tide as love letters in the sand
Cold gripped in the moment’s desperation – I’m missing you
I know I’ll have better ones, but no, not this day
And I gather these precious memories of our past
Even while knowing this is just a mood not long to last
And not finding it in the least wrong to honestly say
For a chance at loving you, I’d take it all the way

Yes, my old friend the Glosa form.

dVerse Poets Pub | OpenLinkNight ~ Week 43

14 thoughts on “Missing You

  1. nice….evocative…love letters in the sand is a great touch….ugh…even the ones that were jerks or…we def can miss them as well…and i feel you through out this as you def pluck the heart strings….

  2. Great write, Raivenne! One line really jumped out at me, simply because it was similar to one in the poem I wrote today. (There we go with that great minds thing again!) In fact, though mine was not about love, there seemed to be a familiar thread running through the two poems.
    I know I’ll have better ones, but no, not this day
    Alas… that day… is not today

    • Thanks Charles. I haven’t had a chance to read your write, but yes, you and I do seem be in similar moods and minds a semi-regular basis. Great minds, indeed.

  3. Awww…this really tugs at the heart strings. To loose someone in love is so difficult and so hard to come to terms with, especially if we didn’t want the break up.
    Your emotions are so through all of this, deep, and image filled.

    • Thanks Heaven. I know nothing lasts forever, but we had 20 years together. I have to think he was meant to be, at least for that stretch of it.

  4. I’m missing you… I love how it so simply and powerfully reappears throughout the poem… because when you are missing someone, your mind keeps returning to that simple fact. Heartbreaking.

  5. You really pull it together and lay it down. This is a comprehensive reflection on a very deep love. The person you write it for was obviously very lucky to have you. Very nicely crafted, your voice strong and sustained thruout. I enjoyed the way you employ the refrain from the pop song.

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