I Loved From Afar

You Would Have Loved This
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I Loved From Afar


I admired her from afar,


She had the eyes of an angel,


The smile of a devil,


She swore like a sailor,


And had a silver tongue like a lawyer,


The flair of an actress,


Told stories like a fisherman,


Lied like a trooper,


And wrote like a poet,


Studied like a scholar,


Worked like a carpenter,


If she had cared like a nurse,


Or showed one shred of remorse,


I would not have feared her,


I could have risked and loved,


Willing to learn from being vulnerable,


Squeezing success away from failure,


Telling her how much I cared,


But I feared making a mistake,


I was terrified I would be rejected,


So I left happiness lying in the street,


While I ran with my eyes and heart closed,


Keeping my emotions bottled up,


And I loved from afar,


Safe for another day,


Or maybe an eternity.
















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