Not a Step
“Why are you so far away? Do you still care for me?” you say. I haven’t made a single step. You’re the one who turned and left. Little by little, you shut me out And forgot what love is all about. Every so often you look my way, But after a moment your thoughts again stray. Our relationship is defined By convenience for your feelings and mind. You know I’m here no matter what, So oftentimes that door you shut. Knowing that when it opens again I’ll be there, waiting to be let in. As you travel down life’s road Complaining of your heavy load - The one I offered to help you carry, Offering you sanctuary - You keep me at arm’s length at best, Yet keep looking to make sure I’ve not left. I’ve promised you time and again I’ll not step away, my friend. If it seems that I’m too far Take a look at where you are And ask what put that distance there. I promise you that I still care. And though I care for you, of course, Our relationship I will never force. You have to want to be with me, Making it priority. I know sometimes your life gets busy, You feel tired and in a tizzy. But even though those times are when My love would benefit most, my friend, Those are the times you shut me out, But still, “Where are you?” you shout. “I’m still here,” I say once more, Waiting just outside the door Where I will be till you invite me in And once more love me as a friend.
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