THE OLDEST LOVE LETTER
It took a long time and a great deal of thought,
I couldn’t believe I had lost what I sought.
I should have forgotten, moved on and known better,
But I sat down and wrote her the oldest love letter.
It spanned many years – no, a lie I have told:
Perhaps it…. I’m vague or perhaps I am old.
But always remembered how sharp that I fell,
For her green eyes, her kisses, the thrill of her spell.
And so I am writing the oldest love letter,
Whilst hoping the years will be treating her better,
As sharp and in focus as memories of you,
I love you as then and you know that I do.
The oldest love letter is proud in defeat.
It mellows, (no anger) …. just bitter and sweet.
A brooding nostalgia with wisdom to taste,
To soften the promise of young love laid waste.
Forgotten the hard words that brought us to anger,
The years pass much quicker, I dwell and I linger,
But you know why I’m writing this oldest love letter,
For youth was the lover who couldn’t forget her.
I am pinned to my cross by a memory old,
Haunted through life by a love that grew cold,
Recapturing moments when love reigned supreme.
But this oldest love letter rekindles my dream.
Immortal Beloved: Sublime Poetry for Romantic Souls by Michael Walsh