cracks in the sidewalk

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic


Cracks in the Sidewalk

 

 

 

 

When the cracks show in the sidewalk

The one that links your home and mine

I will know our love is breaking

And another path I’ll find

 

And when the hill begins to flatten

The one where we now often play

I will know our love is lessening

And I will go another way

 

Now I know smooth roads can be shattered

And mountains can be beaten down

Love can also lose its meaning

As though it never had been found

 

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But if a mountain’s high and mighty

It can stand the greatest storm

And if a highway’s long and lasting

It will keep its stable form

 

And if a love is like that mountain

It will rest within the sky

And if a love is like that highway

It will forever lie!

 

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But we never built a highway

And never climbed a mountain high

All we have is a sidewalk

And a hill on which to sigh

 

 

So when the cracks destroy that sidewalk

And the hill’s been trampled on

I will know our love has ended

And I will be gone... 


Submitted: October 18, 2020

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