From a distance, a fleeting glimpse, Then eye contact and some flirting attempts
Brief conversations, casual talks Coincidental meetings, leisurely walks
Playfully joking, a touch here and there Personal stories and secrets to share
A friendship is formed that will last forever A kinship, a bond that cannot be severed
Through this connection grew something more A companion to be admired, loved and adored
This deeper love remained concealed For attacks would come if revealed
Society shuns the different forms Of love that simply do not conform
Physically separated, broken apart The two still remain one at heart
But the pressure from others—even family and friends— Causes a break, and so it ends
This love so pure that felt so right Has lost its strength and given up the fight
The only evidence of your love, it seems, Are your thoughts and memories, no more than dreams
It was said, “Tis better to have loved and lost” But would you do it again if you knew the cost?
Was it worth the pain from letting in This taste of love, of what could’ve been?
Is it better to stop, conceal or hide A form of true love? Only you can decide.
Copyright © 2021 Brandon Ellrich
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