Paeans - and Aches

over the years

Thursday, September 11, 2003


i’m through crying,
i’m through with tears.
time to go back
to other fears.
to slowing ageing
to trying not to die
to making a living
to just getting by.
to all those things
that i used to do
in those quiet days
before i found you,
when i liked my life,
my own company,
when it was enough
to just be me.
was wonderful with you,
but now you are gone.
you’ll never come back,
and i must get on.
when you were with me
we laughed and we played;
wish there was still Us,
wish you had stayed,
the laughter’s gone now
the fun is all through
and i must start learning
to live without you.