Sunday, December 16, 2007

Drive Home

Changing highways
And following roads
Illuminated by faded lights
And the moon
We drive home
Your head leans on my shoulder
Breathing in rhythm
You're so peaceful
You know
When your sleeping
I wonder what dream you're dreaming

And it's nights like these
When I wish I could stop time
Cherish this moment forever
And it's times like these
When I wish you were mine
Love you forever

Ten minutes away
You sit awake
The sleep lingers in your eyes
As you watch the wheels
Roll over the last stretches of road
We're almost home
Maybe I'll drive slower now
To be with you
That much longer

And it's nights like these
When I wish I could stop time
Cherish this moment forever
And it's times like these
When I wish you were mine
Love you forever

We're here now
At your stop
This is where you get off
You wave goodbye
And flash that smile
Enter your house
And close your door
Leaving my heart out
In the cold

I drive home
Alone
I drive home
Alone
I drive home
Alone
I drive home
Alone

I wish I could stop time
Cherish these moments forever
I wish she were mine
Love her forever

6 comments:

Earric said...

This poem is so sad, yet...it's filled with a twinge of hope.

Iwalktheline said...

If only I could tell you the ways, I have felt the sentiment hidden in your poem, images of fading smiles, waves and time...loneliness and wholeness the difference only minutes

jeff said...

The part where you mention driving slower to be with her longer...I've done that myself on numerous occasions. I liked this poem very much

Devilbluedress said...

So sweet. Makes me smile.

Frederick said...

This is a slight departure from the other work I've read by you. Nice job.

Michelle Hix said...

Wow, I hope someone at some point drove slower for me. And I hope I appreciated it.

Key/Legend

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(word) = whispering/echo
[word] = stern voice/screaming