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He touched her arm and led her out the door
And by the hand he led her to his car.
They drove away, a night of love in store,
And I alone stood watching from afar.

She curled in his arms and he did warm
Her shoulders, hands, and most of all her heart.
Around those two, the smiles forever swarm;
And I alone stand watching from afar.

He kneeled for her and held aloft a ring.
Engaged they now prepare a date to start
A marriage that will not but gladness bring.
And I alone will stand and watch from far.

A solitary soul, my eyes now burn,
Because I acted not when heart did yearn.

J. Abram Barneck.
Copyright © 2004 by Rhyous, Inc. All rights reserved.
Revised: 01 Mar 2004 22:02:19 -0700.