Long Distance Love

They ask me if I’m married and I always choose to say,
“Yes I surely am, he’s just can’t be here today”
I don’t feel the need to tell them for they don’t need to know,
The truth is my darling, that you left me long ago.

I don’t want them to feel awkward or take them by surprise,
From where I am standing I’m not telling any lies,
You’re always right beside me but for now we are apart,
I don’t live a single day without you in my heart.

I know they often wonder why they never see,
This man that I speak of when he belongs to me,
So many parties and they see me there alone,
I know they want to question why you’ve left me on my own.

I’m happy for I know that you’re with me day and night,
I hear you reassure me that I’m going to be alright,
I hear your voice so clearly whispering my name,
We sleep in separate rooms yet together all the same.

I’m so proud you are my husband and I’m proud to be your wife,
You are the only man that I want in my life,
That’s why I can stand here so solid and so strong,
Our love it is so “right” but the situation’s wrong.

They ask me if I’m married and I always choose to say,
“Yes, I surely am, he just can’t be here today”
I know that if you could it is where you’d want to be,
Instead you’re on the other side waiting there for me

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Aloke
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A tragic story turned into wonderful poetry. Very moving ! Tears welled.

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