Shadows of the person you used to be
Images of your smile invade my heart
Photos of you invade my thoughts
Your youthful beauty takes my breath away
Your smile imprints itself and makes my heart beat fast
Heaven would be to wake in your arms each day
And never have to let you go

Reality is a cold place
Bitterness engulfs me
Your scowl haunts me every day
Memories from the past, like whispers
Speak of a love now lost
Your lips, your smile -- gone forever
Like distant ghosts, lurking,
Persisting in the corner of my mind
I'm living in a hell of my own making
Waiting for the day I die

-m- 2/17/00