artwork by phil burns


the first time that I saw you
you tore my world apart
I knew that I would fall for you
and that you would break my heart

we laughed we danced with mermaids
as only lovers can
the pain I felt was no surprise
I understood the master plan

I wrote a tale of scorpions
you drew me butterflies
I told of winds and driving rain
you painted bright blue skies

I saw darkness everywhere
rotting corpses tattered shrouds
you imagined paradise
angels with harps on snow white clouds

I wrote a poem of aching loss
you sang a joyful song
and then I saw that you were right
and I was always wrong

so you brought light into my life
as sunrise brings sweet dawn
I am happy that we fell in love
I’m still happy now you’ve gone

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