What I’ll Never Know

I saw you at the coffee shop,
As beautiful as you were when I met you,
And though it’s years since last we met,
There was no way that I would e’er forget you

We spoke of all the things we love:
The people and the places and their glories;
Just two old friends who chanced to meet
And spent a happy hour swapping stories

So many things that we tried to recall

It might have felt like we had said it all —

But what I’ll never say is that
I really was a fool,
And what I’ll never talk about
Were all the times, in school,
I had the chance to tell you, but
I never gave a clue —
Now, what I’ll never know is how
It would have been, with you

The rain was falling, outside, and
You said that you had better get on moving;
And all of it came back to me,
The days I wasted, posturing and proving

To no one in particular,
That I was all that any girl could want;
And watched the good one slip away,
In secret dreams, a specter there to haunt

It isn’t that I want to change the world

It’s just – I knew a boy who loved a girl –

Now, what I’ll never say is that
I really was a fool,
And what I’ll never talk about
Were all those times, in school,
I had the chance to tell you, but
I never had a clue —
Now, what I’ll never know is how
It would have been, with you

I had the chance to say or ask,
Or maybe, just — to do —

Now, what I’ll never know is how

It would have been

With you

Author: Sibelius Russell

Sibelius Russell (a/k/a/ Owen "Beleaguered" Servant) lives a life of whimsical servitude -- whatever that means.

5 thoughts on “What I’ll Never Know”

  1. This is very romantic and whimsical too, full of longing and gentle melancholy. What we’ll never know could be the greatest story never told. Nostalgia is a funny old thing. I think I am happier that I don’t know how certain things have played out because then I would regret my decisions but have no way of altering or influencing them to rectify the situation. It can be fun to revisit or reminisce with the past but I wouldn’t want to stay there, I just like to visit/holiday there for a while, take in the sights, smells, sounds and then focus on taking things forward in the present.

    I’m glad your friend gave you an opportunity to reconnect with the past and hope that it allowed you to focus on some of the positive aspects of the time period, even if you did not take a chance and let her know how you felt back then. Maybe you both felt the same way and yet were forced to move on because you both did not make your feelings known. Whatever our decisions in life, they have lead us to where we are now and we should be proud of all of our achievements/accomplishments to date.

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