Friday, October 28, 2011

Always Been A Quitter

When it comes to love, I've always been a quitter:
Boy meets girl, boy gets too close, girl leaves boy.
That's the pattern I'd followed all my life.
I believed that nothing lasts forever
So I was determined to push each one away
Before they moved on and broke my heart.

But with you, my world turned upside down--
I told you my deepest fears and secrets without pause,
Trusting that you'd accept and understand, and still love me.
How ironic that this time it was you who ran,
Too afraid of what we felt and what it meant.
© 2011 Teresa Kander

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Over Me?

Are you really over me?
Have you forgotten all we shared?
Didn't you know my love was real?
Was it worth it to break my heart for her?

I'll never be over you--
Every day I miss your eyes,
Your smile, your voice, your kiss.

I'll never forget all we shared--
Hugs and kisses, laughter and tears,
Dreams and wishes, hopes and fears.

I always loved you, and I always will--
Everything I said came straight from the heart
And was so much more than JUST the words.

I hope it was all worth it for you--
Because I know, in spite of all the pain,
I'd gladly go back and do it all over again.
© 2011 Teresa Kander

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Haiku Friday

*Haiku Friday is hosted by LouCeel

Hidden from the world
Deep within myself again
Craving solitude
© 2011 Teresa Kander