VISTAS: An awareness of a range of time, events, or subjects. A broad Mental View.

The Ties Have Been Severed

B. J. Carper

Looking back I wonder what held me
Was it the words or the fantasy
Was it the fact that you listened
with half an ear
Why were you so dear

I laughed, I cried, but I never meant to lie.
There are still times that I see your face
That smile, that twinkle, those eyes.
Today I severed the ties
You never really cared
It was just lies

Was it pity that made you speak your speeches
On black nights such as this,
I long for the moon you hung
But what good is it's light when inside
I'm in darkness

Why were the words so important I wonder
Words that were meant to sooth,
Only brought more pain
I question what it all meant to you
The hours we spent
Were you laughing at me?
Are you laughing now?
I'm crying

Slowly I begin to heal,
but never will my heart be the same
How can I feel,
at all when you took it all away?
A promise made,
should be a promise kept
I still weep.

© 8 November 1997