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                     The Last Goodbye

        We were together the other day,
                Our last day together it was.
        I had other things to do,
4               I thought you would not mind.
 
        You knew not to worry, I’d be right back,
                In just an hour or two.
        As I left I had no knowledge,
8               The one soon leaving was you.

        But when I finally returned for you,
                I could only look on and on.
        You’re gone forever now from me,
12              And part of me is gone.

        The days are dark, the nights are long,
                Oh how my sick heart cries!
        I yearn for you, and only you,
16              Until my heart pauses, and dies.

        On my grave, on top of the hill,
                A dark red rose now lies.
        From beyond death’s reach I look and see,
20              Your sorrowful, beautiful eyes.

        You came to visit after all this time,
                The rose you brought for me.
        I was now forgiven by you,
24              At peace, my soul will now be.

        To all of you who’ve found true love,
                Nurture it and never lie!
        Heed this warning from a poor, dead soul,
28              This poor, dead soul ‘tis I.
 
 

A Life-Long Love

        Our friendship started as a friend of a friend,
                Each other we didn’t know.
        But as we talked more and more,
                Much closer did we grow.

        We had no loves in our lives,
                Neither of us two.
        But little did I know that soon,
                My love would pull to you.

        The more we were together,
                The more that I was sure.
        I love you more than ever now,
                More than the day before.

        Our love became much stronger,
                With every passing day.
        For you to make me happier,
                There’s only one known way.

        I told you that I loved you,
                And without you I couldn’t live.
        You told me that you loved me too,
                Your heart to me you’d give.

        I asked you, “Would you marry me?”,
                A tear rolled from your eye.
        Now forever would we be,
                Together, you and I.

        We were married one fine day,
                The most wonderful day of my life.
        I was so happy that I cried,
                You were now my wife.

        From time to time, I think back,
                To when we were just friends.
        That was fifty years ago,
                We’ve grown so much since then.

        I can’t imagine how my life would’ve been,
                Without you by my side,
        Your love has meant so much to me,
                Without it, I would have died.
 

The Last Goodbye  -   Revised

        We were together a long time ago,
                Our last time together, back then.
        You thought I had some things to do,
                And I would be back again.
 
         Deep down I knew I wouldn’t return,
                I just couldn’t face up to the truth.
         I had lied to you once too much,
                More lies than ever in my youth.
 
        You knew not to worry, I’d be right back,
                In just an hour or two.
        But as I left I had no knowledge,
                The one soon leaving was you.
 
        My leaving upset you far too much,
                For you to stay around.
        You packed your bags and left our home,
                And would never again be found.
 
        I realized I was wrong for leaving you there,
                Much joy had you put in my life.
        I had to now face the truth,
                I was wrong for leaving my wife.

        But then, when I returned for you,
                I could only look on and on.
        You’re gone forever now from me,
                And part of me is gone.

        The days are dark, the nights are long,
                Oh how my sick heart cries!
        I yearn for you, and only you,
                Until my heart pauses, and dies.

        On my grave, on top of the hill,
                A dark red rose now lies.
        From beyond death’s reach I look and see,
                Your sorrowful, beautiful eyes.

        You came to visit after all this time,
                The rose you brought for me.
        I was now forgiven by you,
                At peace, my soul will now be.

        It’s far too late for us to return,
                To our long gone earlier ways.
        If we had not been such incredible fools,
                We’d still be together today.

        To all of you who’ve found true love,
                Nurture it and never lie!
        Heed this warning from a poor, dead soul,
                This poor, dead soul ‘tis I.
 

The Drifter

        Sometimes I wonder what life is about,
                And it makes me feel very perplexed.
        One thing I’ve learned and will never forget,
                We don’t know what will happen next.

        Alone I am driving down this dark desert road,
                Alone as I have always been.
        My name is the Drifter, a lonely soul,
                On the back stretch of life again.

        I always thought I knew what I wanted,
                In life, in love, and my soul.
        But as I travel this long, rough road,
                I’m constantly hitting every hole.

        This road is like life, so short or so long,
                We don’t know which it will be.
        But as I drive, I see the similarities,
                This road is very much like me.

        The days are my good times, the nights are my bad,
                The ditch, a place to turn around.
        The turns are the roads I could have taken,
                For another destination to be found.

        The signs are clues to my unknown future,
                And what may lie ahead.
        The construction zones are a constant reminder,
                Of the road I should’ve taken instead.

        The hills and valleys are my ups and downs,
                The bridges, the problems I’ve crossed.
        The curves, my sense of right and wrong,
                A breakdown, the battles I’ve lost.

        Fuel is the inspiration that keeps life rolling,
                For some it’s money or fame.
        For me, it’s the love I had in my youth,
                But keeping her was an impossible game.

        So now I drift from place to place,
                Searching for a love like her.
        But no matter who I shall ever meet,
                It would never be like we were.

        Alone I drive down this dark desert road,
                The Drifter, forever I’ll be.
        But if I had it to do over again,
                Together, would be you and me.
 
 
 

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