Little Boy

I walked up to the door that night

Knocked just once or twice

Heard steps tapping on the wooden floor

Smelt dinner simmering with herbs and spice

So weird to be standing here

My key doesn’t work here anymore

Instead of walking inside to my wife

I glare at the wooden door

I can hear the steps come closer

They stop at the minute peep hole

Feel her gaze against my own

Ripping into my saddened soul

Through the door I hear the tears

Drop from her dark brown eyes

I pray that with each dropping one

She in some way forgets my lies

Click went the metal clasp

My heart skipped two beats

Slowly creaked open the door

I could only stand to look at my feet

We must had been in sync of mind

She was looking down as I looked up

Her coffee steamed in the air

As it spewed from the ceramic cup

I clamped on to my courage

And let out a steady sigh

She dropped her cup full of java

Panted a “just let me say goodbye”

Before she had the chance to close

I put my foot inside

Regretfully she backed away

As if her strength inside died

The hate in her eyes hurt

Hurt so bad to see no love

This situation was to much to handle

Thorns so sharp they cut leather gloves

I did only what I knew

Dropped to my knees and wept

Told her I missed her so

Since she left I hadn’t slept

In front of her standing there

I prayed to God above

That if he wasn’t to busy

Could he some how rebuild our love

She called me a dumb little boy

Told me to get off the floor

Said that her heart wasn’t broken

Just bruised and a little sore

I rose to my feet quickly

Embraced her in my loving arms

Told her id giver her all her dreams

The white house on the open farm

This night was’o so long ago

When we were both young at heart

Thank God I was man enough

To make sure this life did start

50 years later I hold her hand

as the Lord takes her away

never in my worst nightmares

did I ever see this day

in front of her laying there

I pleaded with God above

She said little boy get on your feet

You’ll forever have my love…

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