Ace of hearts

They said there’s nothing to fear
so why is then when I see her
I tremble and shake
my ears start to ache
my legs turn to jelly and
my tongue turns to stone?

If I was a warrior
I’d carry her
away, but
once I had seen her
I fell into the trance and
became the dreamer.

The lover or the poet
would know how
to show
love and affection
mine is the affliction
mine is the woe

and the lonely can only go
so far alone.

© 2016, John Smallshaw.