There are certain meetings
connections we make
that are somehow more significant than others
the first time I heard your voice
it was like that
one of those moments in life
that I knew later in my memory
would mean more than many other moments
I heard your heart in a song
your heart break was mine
but it seemed worth the love to you
this I understand
in a photograph
that captured my eye
and affected me
as if you were standing there
standing there in the same room
I saw a distance in your eyes
like your mind was walking along a shore some place
while you were present
face to face
but at the same time far away
and this I understand
Some connections in life stand out
like a cosmic spark
that lights up
when you think about
the first moment
two souls touch
in a waking time
a chance meeting
through a lovelorn rhyme
well you sing like you see between the lines
and you love more deeply
than some of our kind
There is a path between what we seem to think is reality and imagination, I met you in that place and we walked the fine line between dream and waking time together. And when it was over, You smiled and said take care my friend and I laughed and reached out for your hand and then pulled mine back again and realized it is now and not then and we are only lovers on a path in the place that hovers somewhere between real life and the unseen. If it is true we create our reality with thoughts we bring from the world in between then where have you been, where have you been since then, for my thoughts should have called you back to me once again.
It was you
down that road through the fog
in the early morning light,
it was you in the distance and on my mind.
You are the reason I explore this land
the reason my hand has slipped out of every other hand.
It was you in the mist
you in a dream
you in a thought or a memory.
You in a hope
you in a wish
you I desire
you that I miss.
And I looked down the tracks as far as my eyes would take me,
through trees, beyond the morning fog, into the skies and on beyond...
Because I knew one day I would see you again and be sure ... That It was you.
When I saw you
That first moment
Everything else stopped
A hush fell upon my restless mind and thoughts
A busy place full of people
And I was another one of them,
Until you turned and looked at me
Suddenly everything else went
Dark like the night
And you were the only point of light in the universe
Except for me
I was light Too.
Breathing at peace and seeing something, someone otherworldly
I touched you for a brief moment
And a deep feeling stirred within me
An intense passion to explore every imagining and idea that I had ever envisioned...
A feeling that had only tickled and teased at my senses
From time to time before that moment
Came to life that night
And it hasn't rested since.
Poems I've written over the course of my life and recently.
All Photos and
by Charity Janisse