Ae Fond Kiss Ae fond kiss,and then we sever! Ae farewell,and then forever! Deep in heart-wrung tears I'll pledge thee, Warring sighs and groans I'll wage thee, Who shall say that fortune grieves him, While the Star of hope she leaves him? Me nae cheerfu' twinkle lights me, Dark despair around benights me. Robert Burns (1759-1796) -------------------------------------- That gathers amidst the torrid rain The heavy skies laden e'er with grief Here empties to the tears that flow. I remember yesterday's dream the swinging clarity that surrounded this love and drawn whole together- We Aye! We dreamed and dared a future Gathering our love like a guilt around us keeping the warmth of every thought embraced -alive Fleeing every adversary, we pledged Eternal the Love strings our Soul's played. Time tithers visions and goals Hearts drift to dialogs of thought and somewhere in between the you and the I We faded to past glories, Aye! The dreams. I saw the towered structures fall felt the Earth shudder to the sigh that here warred within this heart and battled forth errands of seek and destroy Till left empty, alone, We cry For every silent memory of what was and with those cold Northern winds We kissed and said goodbye. I still sit on such howling nights Where heavy clouds drift and fall Hearing in my silence, again your voice and all the promises that now chaotic lay Of all that once, truly once was Aye! How well I grieve, I cry. Reflections carry upon the rain that which still scares this my Soul and the strangest Images crafted there Tis not the joyful and happy times But that final touch, that last kiss goodbye.