You Have to Know

Posted by on Jan 6, 2014 in Chris's Favorite Writes | 2 comments

Art credit and many thanks to Vladimir Volegov Follow Me on Pinterest

Art credit and many thanks to Vladimir Volegov

 

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.

 

Art credit and many thanks to Vladimir Volegov Follow Me on Pinterest

Art credit and many thanks to Vladimir Volegov

 

 

A note from Chris

“You Have to Know” probably generates more genuine emotional response from so many people that read it than any poem that I have written.  It could possibly be that most of us can relate to a personal loss of love or friendship due to distance or just life events.  There is nothing more joyous to the heart than when true love is discovered for the first time or re-discovered after so much time.  The  artworks are fine art paintings by Vladimir Volegov.  I decided to include both of these works because I thought that either one would pair so very well with the mood of the poem.  What do you think?  The beauty of the ocean scenes along with the poetic concept of being “anchored close” played into my dilemma of which painting to choose.   I hope you concur with my decision to use both.

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