If only…

If only... short poem

Bring me a time machine
Clock set back to times when
You were young and we were together.
I see you in the distance
And my heart protests
If only it could be you and me
I quiet my bleeding heart
With images of what it could be
Warm cuddles and uncontainable laughter
Our gazes oft meet across the room
I imagine you feel it too
The weight of the if onlys .
Is it too much to ask
That times were different
Hands intertwined we stand by each other
For now the ‘if only’ make do
For when the heart and mind
Have a go at each other.

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Andria D'Souza

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I come from a place of much fear and yearning. Yearing for that little extra that life has to offer which is just within our reach and fear that when faced with that yearning well withing my grasp will I ever have the courage to face up to it.Words have always been a way to make sense of the jumble within, it brings me clarity and makes things a reality. Nothing reflects me better than these words below.I stand watching the waves crash against the shore, leave back some things on the beach and take some things away with it. On and on tirelesslyit goes. "Stop it, stop it now!".But no one is listening. "Don’t take so much away, I'll have nothing left." The sea calls out, "But I’m leaving so many things back." Angry tears spilling over my cheeks I yell, "I don’t want what you have to give, I’m happy with what I have. Take away your so called gifts leave me back with what I had. Give me all that you took away from me, return what you had no right to take." The sea replies, "Not unless you see what I have left you". Strolling along the shore I find the mysteries of worlds far away at my feet, all within my reach. Think to myself I do, can I be mad for the old things been taken away from me when what I have always secretly hoped for is to have the mysteries of the world at my feet. I hear the gentle voice againm "Do you still want me to take it away?". "NO! NO!", escapes before I can control my words. The sea replies "That's what I thought". The sea drenches my feet and moves away digging my feet deeper into the sand.........
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As always @Andria_DSouza your simple elegantly formed words, so full of emotions, strike a chord in the heart..A sentiment many will relate to..’If only…’

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