Lost Love

By Carla Smith

You stole my heart

Before I even had a chance.

Your eyes bore into my soul

And saw my secrets;

And read my needs.

I resisted the urge to

call on you for help.

I refused to admit that

I loved you.

You gave me the space

I needed to think and breathe.

But one day I turned

And you were gone.

I didn't mean to make you leave.

I realized my love too late.

Your love-light had guided me

And now its gone.

I give these words to you

To keep that light alive.

You were and still are

My heart, my soul, my life, my

love…My Catherine.