20-10-2012, two years ago
I sat on a train many moons ago
Next to a lady from Africa
I told her my story of life in the city
And how it had all gone wrong
I had 9 months to go, I said
And she smiled a sagely wise smile
Whilst nodding her head, she replied,
A lot can happen in 9 months
I looked at her and nodded in return
Knowing I had been told before
All it takes is a split second
For life to change for all
I wonder does it happen in a moment
Or even a split second…
Or is our every move, every decision,
Leading us to reaching the changing moment?
Months later, 20-10-2010 arrived.
In retrospect a date we’d set aside,
An auspice wedding date we predicted
In 2005, my friend and I.
The truth being told, as must always occur,
20-10-2010 found us both far from the aisle
My more important dreams withered away,
Soul unfulfilled, no matrimony desired at all
20-10-2010 the day I got the call
Two years ago today I can recall
So vividly it amazes me
There in the canteen bright as day
The call was the catalyst, if moments are,
I could never have imagined one call
Could change my definitions, change
And twist the meaning of my existence
That call, two years ago, set it all in motion
Began the change in my soul relationship
Changed my ideas of any planned future
Nothing was to turn out in a way I could know
That 2010 call
Was the start of a crazy free fall
Into an abyss called hell
The unmistakable absence of love.
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