A Love That Could Last

How quickly belief turns to doubt
When we’ve been disappointed before
And how quickly we hold our shield out
When the wounds are still painfully raw

If only our faith was more strong
For no matter the challenge we’ll cope
And despite everything that is wrong
Our unfailing redeemer is hope

How quickly delight turns to fear
When we’ve been disillusioned and caught
And how quickly we tune in our ear
To the cries of past battles we’ve fought

If only we slowed down and gazed
At the sun and the moon up above
We’d be grateful and truly amazed
By the people and things that we love

How quickly the best turns to worst
When the goal is so nearly in reach
And how quickly we think that we’re cursed
When the road leads us into the breach

If only we focused on now
Not the wheel of the eidolic past
And believed in what trust can allow
To emerge – like a love that could last

Wayne Visser © 2017


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.