Campbell I remember your heart throbbing Cloaked in gold The world was yours to claim I walked along your busy streets to drink you in There were no flaws to smear your face Or bruise your perfect name I spoke so great of you
Campbell You won my affection with each hidden verb Shakespeare on your tongue Love drenching every word You spoke of faithfulness that never fades to grey Lies would only satisfy my mind for the day You never could stay true
Campbell I remember the heat of your sun Beating down on my bare back My hands clasped the plow As I travailed to breathe But when I sought you for relief You were nowhere to be found You never could come through
Campbell Where was our romance When sprawled out on dirty floors? Crawling through the graveyard To connect another fix? I felt the rush of apathy pulsing in my veins Your burning antidote Could never cure my pain You weren't the saint you feigned to be So I gave up on you
Campbell I strolled through your back streets and neighborhoods Corroded by the scent of clove-smoke and ash Once so vital The wind was yours to catch I would have aged with you But by grace I've made it past
Campbell You still upset my mind I knew we'd meet again Now our roads have converged You're pregnant with your sins You were my favorite lover But you became my greatest foe Hold the lines for summer time When best friends come to blows By grace alone I've made it past I'll keep you in my prayers But I can never join you
This poem over ten years old...I started rediting it today. Enjoy.