Love Song

I heard a song once
sung to my soul, permeating
every atom of remembrance
I drifted back to a time
of broken hearts and shattered dreams
and pain
The song brought back
all the pain, and still
I love that song for all it means
and all it’s power
to take me back to a time
when love was sought but not found
when love was witnessed from afar
and not experienced
when love was not recognized
even within myself

I heard a song once, and again
every time I hear this song
it takes me back to a time
and I reflect and I grow wise
and I realize
I’ve been living in love all along
and the song lives on within

~*~
10/1999

Copyright © 1999 Brenda Barnhart
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