Those thoughts left unspoken that chill my soul
When I failed to speak of my love for you;
The passage of lost time is failure’s toll
And your eternal loss my payment due.
The sun cast light in your hair; a halo
Begins the cherished dream that moved me towards
That rare moment of daring; even though
You never heard my loving whispered words.
My heart so bested by folly’s anguish
With scars self created can I atone;
Now my soul’s path is stark and feverish,
We can not be, my heart will beat alone.
Only passing years will reveal the truth
Of hesitation and fear found in youth.