Monday, January 22, 2007

Valley Road

We stood on a cold stone ledge under the cold stars
Shivering and rubbing our hands briskly together
Our breath pluming in the night like smoke
Yet as we did, we toasted inside
For we spoke of matters of the heart
We banished the blinders that sought
To tell us what and what not to see
We spoke first in rhetoric that encircled itself
& finally in straight open terms that sought answers
Twas truly amazing
That coals we thought had long since burned out
Were well and truly afire, glowing like a million candles
When it was the right tyme, we were not prepared
Now that we were prepared, our moment had passed
We clung onto memories of what was &
Fantasies of just what could have been
That first kiss that never was
The dreams that were never shared
So we looked at each other long and hard & as we did
We sighed one long final sigh
As a shooting star plumed and dipped overhead
Even though we both did not say it out loud
We were probably thinking the same thing
How we were fated never to be more than friends
We moved closer together as if to reassure ourselves
Of the bond that existed betwixt the both of us
For from this moment on, we could never live in the past
Full speed ahead twas & and I was sad but happy
For as friends we’d go so much further
Then we looked up & the spell was forever broken
On a cold stone ledge under the cold stars



I first wrote this in July of 2000 shortly after the aforementioned event outside the main hall at the Valley Road Campus of Daystar University. Love and the Nairobi chill were in the air! U haven’t loved till you’ve loved and lost, in Nairobi.

3 Comments:

Blogger Cheri said...

Firsties!!!!

Tue Jan 23, 11:07:00 am  
Blogger Iwaya said...

it's this kind of rhyming about ex-s that's gonna get you kicked to the curb, son!

Tue Jan 23, 11:29:00 am  
Blogger Degstar said...

@I,

i was young, foolish n unschooled in the ways of the world. perchance the young 'uns, sit up Josh, will tek notes n learn from my mis-steps?

Tue Jan 23, 09:31:00 pm  

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