All she wanted was the dream.
By day she wanted smiles,
For the night-times she begged,
A hand of love and friendship,
And the caress of skin on sheets.
All at once she awoke,
The day for dreams had come,
The arrival of her prince charming,
And oh how very charming, he.
Stood so close to destiny,
Her heart was turned to jelly,
The legs so firm and once supportive,
Quivered as he walked towards her.
Light shone all around her,
The beating pulse within her veins,
Threatened to make this girl explode,
And in those eyes she saw peace.
Long had been the journey,
Adventure had been the serendipity,
Love was flowing copiously around,
And her feet had definitely left the ground.
Moments passed in silence,
As time stood still before her,
Destiny had finally arrived today,
And now she failed to see divine.
The road had been long,
Trains and cars and angel messages,
Brought the girl before her fate,
And here stood, her perfect date.
Sounds ringing in her ears,
Reminded her of timeless dreams,
Voices carried on the proverbial breeze,
As the world became her friend.
But despite the presence,
Of space and time combining here,
The dream realised, felt somehow hollow,
No longer a road left to follow.
All the days and months,
The years of endless loneliness gone,
Still the girl could not be moved,
To find the joy that saved her soul.
Preparations were all complete,
To face the date with destiny,
But when he faced her honestly,
It was only her fear she’d find to see.
Though heaven answered prayers,
The reality was far too much to bear,
A fleeting hope for companionship,
And someone who’d always be there.
Love can be a comedy,
A two edged sword to wield,
Cutting through the veils of pretence,
No chance for sitting on lifes’ fence.
Now the girl denied,
What the universe had caused to be,
From the dreams she asked to hold,
That would allow her love to unfold.
Here the apocryphal tale,
Unfolded in front of her very eyes,
Yet all she would do was run away,
The chance for happiness destroyed.
In the cold light of day,
All those years of hope, of searching
Were over, and here stood her dream,
She’d not let her tears be seen…!