I will sing to you
from a wrinkled love note
until you forget about me.
Let tears dry before they fall.
We were only a random meeting
meant for an interlude not devotion.
Unchain your heart from me
and let it know freedom.
I am only a summer story to tell when you’re old.
Take everything that makes you smile.
This song will be ours until
real love erases the melody.
Goodbye was already written
in the firefly stars the moment we met
so we wouldn’t need to say it when romance ended.
©Susie Clevenger 2013
The translation for Chanson Triste which inspired my poem can be found here.
Kerry at Real Toads challenged us with popular songs from the Romantic Era of the 19th century as inspiration for our poetry. Kerry's Wednesday Challenge ~ Songs