I wrote this poem when Rick and I had been dating for a little more than two months. He lived in Minnesota and was often in various parts of the country for his job. I sent it to him as part of an email message. He printed it and saved it, and I found it among his things.
At that early stage of our relationship, we were both already deeply in love, and knew we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together.
As I read the poem today, I realize it holds true now that he’s gone from me forever. He may be far away in fact, but I still sense him in my heart.
Distance cannot stop my love
From seeking your heart’s strings.
Our souls communicate past miles,
And mine to yours still sings.
The great expanse of country
Can’t keep our love apart.
For still I feel you near me;
I sense you in my heart.
My mind’s eye beckons you at will.
I see you in my dreams at night.
I hold you in my fantasies
And feel your kiss at morning’s light.
You may be far away in fact,
And for your touch my body yearns,
But in my soul, I hold you close,
And love you with a force that burns.