Romantic Interludes

When did you last reach for the sky

Or did you turn on the box instead?

When last did you hope for a prayer

Or decide that you are tired and stay away?

How often do we ask for a reprieve

From the daily grind of our wares?

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I haven’t found the time to rhyme

When I rather need to find my layer

Of hope that guides me through the day

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When did you think I’d understand

Or did you simply never really care?

I went away to a different land

And found that everything was ok.

Then you left and I found my fears

Were everything I had imagined.

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I haven’t found the time to rhyme

When I rather need to find my layer

Of hope that guides me through the day

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I knew that you were right again while

I was playing the game that never ends

You packed your bags and left the room

With books we shared and gathered one

And when I said let’s empty them together

I came home to know that I was now alone

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I haven’t found the time to rhyme

When I rather need to find my layer

Of hope that guides me through the day

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It took awhile for me to see the truth

Even when her hands caressed my shoulders

I thought of all the rest of time we’d spent

Holding court with our lives together

I wondered if I’d ever really meant to know

To feel the truth had left your love forever

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I haven’t found the time to rhyme

When I rather need to find my layer

Of hope that gives my heart some time