POETRY BY SHIRL A. STEWARD

 
A Penny for Your Tears



If only I could, I would, but I can't.
If only I could, I would
turn every tear you've ever shed
into a magic potion which
miraculously transforms
them tenfold into warm and joyous
expressions of gratitude
for the love that awakens and arouses
the spirit and beauty
of who you truly are.

I would if I could, but I can't.
I will, however, love you
until there is no dawn,
until there is no moon,
until there is no longer
a you . . . or a me.

By Shirl A Steward
Written and copyright circa 2001

To you John . . . until we meet again, and even if we don't, may laughter and love forever fill your heart