Two Weeks

Two weeks is all it takes
To go from ignorant bliss to knowing pain
From held together to fallen apart
From married to separated

Two weeks is all it takes
To go from fragile trust to shattered faith
From deep honour to lost respect
From lovers to estranged

Two weeks is all it takes
To go from warm embrace to cold rejection
From being in love to being a fool
From touched to deprived

Two weeks is all it takes
To go from nostalgic past to feared future
From steady state to churning change
From one path to two

Two weeks is all it takes
To go from shining hope to shadowed despair
From cruel endings to aching beginnings
From together to alone

Two weeks is all it takes
To go from mountain top to rock bottom
From clear vision to everything blurred
From us to you and I

Two weeks is all it takes
To go from lifelong partner to uncertain friend
From always there to fading presence
From here to gone

Wayne Visser © 2017

Book

Icarus: Favourite Love Poems

This creative collection, now in its 2nd edition, brings together love poems by Wayne Visser. The anthology traces love’s agony (“Broken Dreams”) and ecstasy (“Galaxies Cart-Wheeling”), from first blush (“Almost Strangers”) to full bloom (“Say ‘I Do!’”), as we fly to love. You’ve given me the gift of golden wings / The endless sphere of blue imaginings / The chance to rise above the silver clouds / The will to cast off untold ghostly shrouds / Don’t fly too high / Don’t rise too fast / Don’t tease the sky / Don’t taunt the past / You’ve given me the hope of warmer days / The blessed kiss of the sun’s fiery rays. Buy the paper book / Buy the e-book.

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