If only we had met long ago
If fate had placed us
On the same journey
And our paths had crossed
If we had grown together
Sharing a lifetime
And making memories
Of our own, I wonder
Where were you all that time ago?
Back then when I was young
When I was a flower blossoming
A bud whose petals were unfolding
My face fresh with the beauty of youth
My life ahead of me, one of promise
To share in true happiness
Then you might look at me now with love
With eyes that still hold those memories
How sad that after our separate lives
And our opposite directions
That our paths should cross now
When it seems too late...
And you only see me now
At the end of my Summer days
When my beauty has faded, gone
Yet you still see the beauty of me
That is still within . . .
But you will find that is not enough
Time has taken away so much
And I could not bear to see
On your face
If we were to meet ...
Poem - Dianne Dawes
For dear C.B.
I have listened again to the beauty of the words of the song,
I have not turned my back on you.