Afternoon Tea

Remember those things you used to do
before there was a me and you?
Those things made you who you were.
Don’t think that just because we’re together
what once was has to change.
You don’t need to rearrange.
Remember days out with your friends,
drinking coffee, laughing till you’re round the bend?
None of that has to end.
And please don’t worry about me.
I’m strong enough to see.
And I need my alone time sometimes too.
It doesn’t mean I don’t love you.
When opportunity comes to call,
take the bull by the horns;
jump right in and have a ball.
And if you find you’ve a prior appointment,
don’t see it as a disappointment.
Weigh up your options.
What’s a once-in-a-lifetime meeting
compared to a regular monthly seating?
I don’t want to be the excuse you make.
I don’t want to feel that I have taken
your freedom away.
So what do you say?
I hope it’s a hearty “yes”,
so you can be your very best
with no regrets.
I’ll be here when you come home,
still loving you.


You used to have the gentlest of hearts
Free of limitations
A bird with rainbow feathers
Soaring high, swooping low
Never losing control
You used to be a friend to all
Showering love with no restrictions

What happened to you?
Did they take your soul?
Did they trap you in a gilded cage and lock the door?
You know you have the key
The key to set your passions free
To fly again in harmony with all that is and all to be

Let the music play; nay, play the music
Let everybody hear the songs of your desires
Burn your past and present hurt on searing pyres
Feel and feed your hungered fires
And be