Love, What Once Was

I saw him coming towards me. Looking straight a head his eyes never meet mine. His soul being left behind from years gone by. Memories he lived with, a cold heart remains still.

There was once upon a time when our eyes would meet and the heat between us would fire up as if someone had stoked our coals. We would reach out for one another, hands touching, hearts beating to the rhythm of love.

We became one again as we lay on the familiar places that hold our most intimate secrets that only the two of us have ever created. In the shadows of the night his touch would fill spots that only he knew in such a personal way.

No fumbling, accurate timing, taking me to limits way above the clouds. But now, only slight memories remain. Digging deep into my past, trying to surface what is left, only to find tears being shed from my eyes. The heart takes a dip and lowers into doom and if I am not careful, I can fall in to the pit of depression.

Today, he walks by me, our arms do not brush and I look out over the horizons wondering my future. Remembering what once was and what could once be again. Wanting to be touched but returning to my cold, empty bed once again.

Lying in the darkness, my cat reaches out to me, purring and cuddling up to me. I reach out knowing exactly his favorite places to touch. Behind his ears, rubbing his belly, he purrs, showing me he is enjoying the special attention. Letting me know he is forever my friend, snuggling up close to me.

Even my pet seems to know that his owner is lonely, and as he tries to do his best, I wait, while two tears fall to the side, hoping and carrying my faith that once again I will know love.


18 thoughts on “Love, What Once Was

  1. Very touching, Terry and I know the feeling. I hope one day there’ll be somebody for you, where you can lean on, for now your little purrball’s keeping you company and I send you a lot of Pawkisses to keep you busy untill you get to sleep πŸ˜€


  2. So lovely …. and this … with “taking me to limits way above the clouds” – been there quite a few times … but would love to go there again.
    I’m a bit envy on your … cuddly friend – so happy that you have somebody that puts you in the first room.


    • I would like to revisit those feelings too. Who knows what is in store for any of us, but I do keep my hope up there for at least a companion. Rhino is a great friend and a real cuddler, but a man, well there is just something about a man laying next to us . thanks for the compliment my friend on the piece I wrote


  3. Beautiful seems a wrong word because it is sad too; poignantly so.
    We’re a great deal lonelier than we like to tell ourselves, I think. Just sometimes, we stand face to face with what is.
    A pet is a wonderful thing to have. πŸ™‚


  4. The wait is hard, but like I said God is interviewing potentials. He just hasn’t found Mr. Perfect for you, but when He does watch out you may need a fire extinguisher! Heck maybe the whole fire department lol!


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