You Have to Know

Posted by on Apr 16, 2012 in 2012 Most Popular, Desire | 18 comments

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Used with the express permission of Leonid Afremov,


You Have to Know


Such perfect days they were,

       as you were always on my mind.

               So beautifully appealing

                    with your fascinating eyes.

Your irresistible smile, your laughter

kindled intensive intrigue,

       and encouraged faithful ties.


Every day from across the way

your exquisite face shone bright.

You had to know

that I would think of you

most every single night.


Your heart felt always close to me,

then life got in the way.

Some unexpected heartache came,

but in all truth,

you, I could never blame.


And now from across the table

we catch up and remember when.

You had to know

that I loved you so,

even way back then.


Our lives have sped so far ahead

to a content and welcome place.

Any pondered paths not taken,

there’s no need

for us to trace.


Imagine a ship across the ocean

that faithfully sails back home.

You have to know

that I’m anchored close,

and my heart

     shall dare not let you go.

A note from Chris

The image is a painting entitled “Real Sunset” by Leonid Afremov.  He paints with oils and palette knife.  I want to extend my extreme appreciation to Mr. Afremov for his kind permission to use his beautiful artwork on my site.  Leonid currently lives in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico.  You can enjoy his paintings and find out how to own his artwork at

© Chris Wood 2012 All Rights Reserved


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