More Than Remember

I remember long talks,

Long walks.

I remember when we would speak with our eyes,

The romance in a glance.

Long kisses that seemed to go on forever,

Yet not long enough.

An eagerness to be together.

Games.

Laughter.

You would tickle me until I cried.

They were good tears.

I remember my heart beating rapidly.

Excitement.

Joy .

New love…

We were content to sit

And do nothing.

We had EVERYTHING

In each other.

I remember being as giddy as a child,

Jumping up into your arms,

You spinning me around.

Happiness.

But…

We stopped spinning.

We stopped laughing.

Looking.

We forgot we had EVERTHING

And began searching.

We found nothing.

You know.

I know.

We fell.

We fell hard and fast.

We fell in love.

But now…

We are falling in different directions.

Tears of laughter

Turned into tears of frustration.

Disappointment.

Hurt.

Then came the questions.

What happened?

What happened?

Why?

What changed?

What happened to the memories?

Because I remember…

Happiness.

But memories

Become but distant shadows

Of what once was

And is no more.

They fade.

Become bitter-sweet.

I don't want to live in shadows…

In the past.

I want to live.

NOW.

I ask you

Please.

Pick me up.

Spin me around.

Make me cry

The good tears.

Again.

Do more than remember.