This Is For You – 35 Years Later
(Written to the music of – Electric Light Orchestra’s – ‘Telephone Line’)
in elegance I do imagine,
your sparkling eyes will move me,
as they always have, did, will continue to do so.
I wanted to tell you about this song,
these lyrics, this melody, the chapter of our lives,
though perhaps for you, the impact less,
yet when talking about
– fogged glasses and backpacks –
for a minute I lost my way – I suppose for days.
I can only explain delight,
the beauty of recognizing there is a timeless nature in grace,
and I had one time, however brief it is today, felt that magic,
enough to wait to want to hold close to my heart,
every aspect of my memory of you.
I never did get to explain that to you,
I wish amidst the giddiness of natural love,
that piece goes so far beyond the societal constraints of
moral victory –
I wish I could have had the time to find my balance,
before I would lose you again … forever.