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My Seceret Love

My seceret love for a life time,
I have loved you from afar,
even though to this day,
I know not where you are.

Wanda Lee, we went our separate ways at a very young and
tender age. The paths of our lives have never again
crossed, and those days have turned to years, but I
promised that our love would live forever and a day.

Each and every day, I search
the crowded streets in hope that
I’ll see your smiling grace and
hoping you might recognize my
aging face.

In my dreams I still see you…
back, back in time when we should have
written love letters in the school yard sand.

After all these lonely years,
our initials still remain carved
on the trunk of that old oak tree.  
Our love should have been as sweet
as cherry wine and run so true and so free.

Then the winds of war took me
away… you were young and couldn't
wait for the promise of
our love to devlop someday,
so you married young and moved away.

Oh! If only we could capture time
in a bottle but time is just dust
in the wind, here now and gone
tomorrow and life goes on…

I often wonder if you ever
look for me in the crowds,
the subways or on the busy
city streets.

I can still see you standing there,
dressed in white Spanish lace,
your auburn hair flowing down
your back to your tiny waist.

If we never meet again, my aching
heart will surly shatter, break
and never mend.

I wish you happiness, I wish you success,
and most of all... I wish you love.
And may the sun always shine on your
side of the street, and someday by
chance, on a crowded street or maybe at
a school reunion our eyes in a passing
glance once again meet.                                            

My Darling Wanda Lee,
no matter how far,
I send you my unwavering
love on the morning star.

Jackie R. Kays


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