Choices and decisions,
Paths walked and left behind.
Friendships that were rock-solid,
Now left undefined…
Lovers who weren’t lovers,
Though it felt so at the time.
Sisters from different mothers
Bound forever like words that rhyme…
Fleeting moments of feeling
Like home, like you belong.
Warmth, smiles and safety
In your heart merge and prolong…
Then comes a day when you
Make a simple – or complex – choice.
While facing your life’s crossroads
You say “goodbye” in that hoarse voice…
The me of the present
Wishes for those past bonds to revive,
But – alas – ’tis where the path I took
Has led; to alone survive…
In my heart, the bonds stand strong,
Never faltering with warmth avid.
But, sadly, they are only memories
Of where you and I once stood…