I Awoke Too Soon

This one would, in my mind, be just one long jazz “verse”, as it were. Played on the piano, ideally. ┬áBut, it also just works as a poem, too:

I was going to write a love songNothing fancyNice and simpleI was going to count the many waysThat your sweet gazeMade my daysLike the petals of a flower
With their sweetness and their power
I was going to write a love song
But I awoke too soon

And I saw the world unvarnished
Slightly tarnished
Yet refined
Through it all, I simply sighed
If love would find a way to make it work
I would write a song in kind.

I was going to write a letter
Part and parcel
Simply stating
That the situation I did face
Required me
To state my case
We would be a perfect team
And we’d finally live the dream
I was going to write a letter
But I awoke too soon

And I saw the world in pieces
Pain never ceases
To reach inside
Through it all, I simply sighed
If love would find a way to make it work
I’d write letters in kind.

I was going to say I love you
But it’s wrong
Oh so wrong
To presume that we were meant to be
In harmony
For all to see
Circumstances such as these
Make your mind so ill at ease
I was going to say I love you
But I awoke too soon

And I awoke into a silence
A palpable regret
In the throes of disease
I beg and I plead
To deliver unto me a quiet rest
But I get no such release
From the visions in my sleep
Of the opportunities
That slipped away

I was going to find the answer
But I awoke too soon

-E.A.W.

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We are so honored to have a new brew blend named after us at Pikes Peak Brewing, Colorado Springs! Meet “The Whitherward,” half ascent half little london.

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