Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Magical Moment 397, "Where We Walked Together"

Winter is nearly over. A few years ago, someone very close to me had the worst winter of her life. She wrote her thoughts and feelings in a journal, then one day she handed those notes to me and gave me the liberty to craft a song from them. Her winter lasted years, not just the 5 months we're all facing. In fact, it's still cold where she is, but the snow has melted. Spring is on its way.

"Where We Walked Together"
By Anonymous and Elizabeth Grimes, Copyright 2010

Vs 1:
Our two bodies make four foot prints in the snow. 
With his sleeve, he gently warms my nose.
He holds my hand and the ring on my finger,
And strokes my hair as contently we linger.

Then I see your shape out of the corner of my eye.
I forget to breath as you pass us by.
You and I were here just a few winters before
And it was your ring on my hand I wore.

And the pain in your eyes is more than the cold.
Where we walked together you now walk alone.
What you did was more than I could take, 
But I still long for you, maybe I made a mistake.

Vs 2:
I turn around and though you're gone out of sight,
Your presence haunts me like a ghost in the night.
If only i could still trust and believe you.
If only she didn't know your touch the way that I do.
A familiar pain plagues my still broke heart
And i dream of us at the innocent start.

This man won't hurt me the way that you did.
Did I trade love for security?
The conflict has come to an end,
but is it a fair exchange for you to not be with me?


Regina Teague said...

I am thankful for God redeeming even the most seemingly hopeless of situations.

Linda said...

Well done, Elizabeth. Very heartfelt and poignant.

Dawn said...

Oh.....this winter sounds a very sad one.
You did a good job of putting heart into words.

Travel Nurse Extraordinaire said...

Bittersweet that something so lovely come out of so much pain.

Stuff could always be worse said...

Wow you do have talent! Very touching

Hilary said...

Oh that's such a sad one. And beautifully done.