A boy walks down the sidewalk,
a cigarette in one hand.
His eyes transfixed up ahead,
Where the girl of his dreams stands.
She puts a flower in her hair,
as she breathes in the fresh, spring air.
Unaware of the coming fate,
she starts walking, for now she's late.
His chest tightens with each step now,
realizing the girl has moved on.
The boy decides to keep his vow,
'til her love for him has dawned.
Years go by, and as we know,
the two continued to grow.
She's a woman, and he's a man
when their story truly began.
On that same sidewalk that was the track
that kept the two apart,
the two collided, walking opposite ways.
On their journey, they soon would embark.
Now they walk hand in hand
down that sidewalk every day.
Gleaming a love oh, so grand,
"Sheer perfection!" some would say.
Shortly after, love spread terribly thin,
for now they cared for their very own kin.
Two girls and two boys, and a dog in the mix,
left both lovers looking for a quick, happy fix.
She turned to a bottle of wine, a chat with a friend,
He turned to pathetic lies, and kissing women.
Both continued on for a year, or for a few.
Little did he think, all of his actions she knew.
She stayed strong and honest, despite all the lies.
Holding the family together, all day and all night.
Eventually, the chaos slowed down.
As kid by kid moved to a new town.
The lovers finally got a last chance,
to give their old love another glance.
She corked up the wine,
and hung up the phone.
He started to decline
all the women he'd known.
They started out small,
realizing not to compare
their personal faults,
and the who, what, and where's.
After a week, they held pinkies.
By a month, palm to palm.
He'd hold her small body,
Changing chaos to calm.
It is now decades later,
and the two are still strong.
You've seen no love greater,
after so much had gone wrong.
Love may not always feel very good,
and sometimes it's painfully misunderstood...
It takes commitment and patience,
and can bring agents of temptation.
And as he would say:
"LOVE, is worth the wait.
LOVE, is worth the weight."
*So, which choice will you make?