Almost Strangers

The first time that we met
We were almost strangers – yet
When we smiled and parted
We went our separate ways

In between fate intervened
So that our paths could cross once more

The next time that we met
We were almost good friends – yet
When we kissed and parted
We held each other’s gaze

All the while life’s hidden smile
Knew that we’d reach this distant shore

When we next meet I’ll bet
We’ll be almost lovers – yet
We’ll know that we’ve just started
The story of our days

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.