A Long Way To Go

July 15, 2011




He left.
To where...?
Did he have family far across the country...?
Perhaps a father and mother...?
Perhaps a woman...?
Perhaps children...?

He left.
And I needed to know...
I needed to know the truth.

Just what kind of man was he?
He could be nice
But... would he be nice to me?
He might even make beautiful music...
But... it was all a dream...
And I was living... in reality.

I hurt.
I needed to heal.
I needed to be loved... for real.
And he... was gone...
To where?
What is love
If it isn't there for you...?
What is love...
I needed to ask him...
What is love to you...?

If he came back...
Would I go...?
Would I brave the great unknown...?
Would I take the bull by the horns...?
Would I dare to face...
Face a world I did not know...
But knew... only too well?

I knew.
After... after a short time...
I knew...
I would not go.
I would not leave my home...
As much as I might like to...
As much as I might love
A new world...
A great new world...
I would not go.
I knew... that...
It was a long way to go
Not to be loved...
And that is where I stayed.

It has been a long way to go...
Not to be loved.




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