A Chance Encounter
Walking down paths which were once part of us
Little did I know we were destined to cross paths yet again
Looking up at you, I saw no more, the light in your eyes
That smile of recognition did not spread to your eyes.
What was it that you lost, while all I did was gain?
Walking side by side, memories weaving webs
I stole glances at your face, unusually gaunt and weary
Your voice once ebbed and flowed, now it only ebbs
The elation of the encounter flowed but now it ebbs
Why are your skies starless, while mine are starry?
Walking slowly, each step heavier than the one before
My heart breaks at every step as I sense despair clothing you
No snide remarks escape your lips, the child is no more
I speak words of cheer but with unspoken words implore
When did you drown, while I broke through?