The Remnants Of Our Kingdom

There have been so many times,
When you’ve crossed my mind,
That I wanted to apologize,
For the way I left you behind.

The little girl who left that house,
Was a shadow of the woman I am today.
But I’m grateful for the things I learned,
Since I walked away.

I was smitten by you,
Before we even met.
Tall, dark, and handsome!
How could I forget?

You were my king,
And I was your queen.
It was just like I imagined,
In my childhood dream.

But then one day, life happened.
A storm rolled into our town.
It tore our kingdom apart,
And our castle fell to the ground.

The demons from your past,
Launched some type of attack.
And I wasn’t brave enough,
To stay and help you fight back.

So I did,
What any coward would do:
I walked away; I jumped ship,
I abandoned you.

I was so naive,
That I failed to realize,
The pain you had endured,
Put the kindness in your eyes.

You didn’t know how,
To process the pain,
So you tried to bury it,
But your attempts were in vain.

It was calling the shots,
It was sabotaging your life,
It was skewing your perspective,
It was causing you strife.

If I could do it over again,
I would be more gentle and kind.
But I hadn’t hit my bottom yet,
And life doesn’t offer a rewind.

Now that I’m wiser,
I see it was for the best.
Cause our dreams were as far apart,
As the east is from the west.

I’m glad that I got to know you,
And see the beauty inside.
I couldn’t forget the good times,
Even if I tried.

Everyone is on a journey,
And our paths happened to cross,
I loved you, you loved me,
In trying, we gave the coin a toss.

We unpacked our suitcases,
And made each other a home.
Then after the storm hit,
We packed up and continued to roam.

I often ask God to heal you,
I ask him to bring you love,
I ask him to give you blessings,
That fit you like a glove.

I ask him to bring you a wife;
A person as good as you.
I ask him to bring you prosperity,
And at least a kid or two.

© Regina Mast 2015

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *