Here’s the lineup for Next WEEK!
Deeanne Gist – history and humor tangled in romance.
Ruth Axtel Morren – Regency reverie with timeless truths
Julie Lessman – Passion, Purpose, and Powerful characters
And now for a little poem – romantic, of course.
Hope you enjoy!
The One My Heart Cannot Forget
Memories drift into my mind as shadows cloak the coming night.
Thoughts of a forgotten time disguised within a moonbeam’s light.
Your embrace consumes me here, where memory and silence met.
A moment now to linger on the one my heart cannot forget.
I’ve mimicked living, even love, convinced that kindred hearts are torn,
But fantasy soon will dissolve and leave no rose beyond the thorn.
A leap too great to take outside this peaceful house of glass I’ve set,
But I cannot deny your hold, oh one my heart cannot forget.
You follow me throughout the day though I avoid your memory
I catch your scent upon the wind or hear your whisper haunting me.
Should I return into the hands which left my spirit with such debt?
Would you be willing to reply, oh one my heart cannot forget.
How feelings dull, but I felt like when wrapped within your tenderness.
I captured love, but also pain. Is heaven worth the certain risk?
The night slips by but daylight dawns within this soul inclined to fret.
I’ll find you – lover, stranger, friend- the one my heart cannot forget.
-Pepper D. Basham, copyright 2004