I walked through the forest
I felt the shot moments before i heard it.
I awoke in a haze,
I looked up and saw your eyes gazing into mine.
I closed my eyes and slept.
I awoke again,
Was it a dream?
I tried to stand up
I noticed the bandages
moments before i crumpled to the ground.
The pain moved through out my whole body.
I wondered why?
I wondered why my heart was the only thing not in pain.
I looked around and saw you sitting there.
Not quiet smiling.
You held my head and told me your story.
I told you mine.
I watched you cry.
I held mine back.
Over the soft red petals i saw the faint out line of a man.
He approached and you lowered my head back to the ground.
Your voice changed and you ran to meet him,
I watched as you slowly planted a kiss on his cracked lips.
I noticed the rifle hanging from back.
I said nothing.
I made my way home and only thought of your smile.
After awhile i returned to the roses.
I sat beneath the moon and sighed.
As I began to stand
I saw you.
You ran to me and we embraced,
I listened once again.
A different man came to that hill,
You ran to him like the other.
I returned home,
This time i didn't hold back the tears.
I wanted to do more than sigh in the roses.