The Second Time Around


To say that I never thought of you

During the months we've been apart

Since the first time we were together

Would truly be a lie—


I thought of you often

But never voicing it so

I knew something was amiss;

But always was too proud to ask


Thinking I could forget you

I attempted to move on—

Never realizing what I left behind

Or what I could have forever lost


Now the second time around

I know what I have neglected

The pieces of my heart, I ignored;

The half of my soul, I injured


If you asked me to leave you

I would never consider doing so;

Here I am—forever more—to stay

Beside you in every possible way


Should you ask me to forget you

My answer is firmly no—

Finally I've found the missing piece

This is love—the second time around