I Wish Somehow


You loved me once with all your heart ... And once I loved you
too ... And in our hearts we promised then ... To be forever
true ... No, there was no engagement ring ... Or any sacred
vow ... Although I wish with all my soul ... There would have
been somehow ... And yet your loving influence ... Has never
left my heart ... And I believe that in a way ... We still are not
apart ... We had an understanding that ... Reflected in your
eyes ... As beautiful as sunshine and ... The stars around the
skies ... But you may not remember it ... And I shall never
blame you ... And though the world be curious ... I will not
ever name you.


James J. Metcalfe


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This poem is from Daily Poem Portraits
by James J. Metcalfe, page 24