That’s twice I’ve seen you walk on by;

without a glance in my direction–

You seemed intent and purposeful,

Perhaps gave the place inspection,

I know you saw me standing there,

Waiting for a sign,

But you simply walked on by

As though, perhaps, were blind.

I think, maybe, you’ve turned away

From all I meant to you,

Perhaps I didn’t do enough–

what would you have me do?

I see your spirit, floating free,

At our old home in the valley,

I know you loved that place the most,

Are you and those ghosts being pally?

Feel free to haunt it all you want,

I understand your need;

I couldn’t have it anyway,

I didn’t have the deed;

My heart aches for what might have been,

I wish that you could know,

I never dreamed that you would die–

I wouldn’t have it so.


Sandra Lee Smith

Originally posted February 24, 2012

Updated August 29, 2018

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