How Can This Be?


I see you

But we have never met

I hear you

But we have never spoken

I feel you

But we have never embraced


How do I reconcile feelings

Borne solely in the imagination

Where all I hope exists as true

And reality gives its resignation


I dream of you

But I have only a face to see

I want you

But only in the safety of inaction

I need you

But I don’t know what you need


Is this connection truly real

Does love always find a path

Or is this the heart of a lonely man

Messing with his head for a laugh


I am smitten

But that may be an easy thing

I am enchanted

But by all that I have dreamed

I want to love you

But I don’t want to fall for my lies


16 Responses to “How Can This Be?”
  1. beth says:

    use as inspiration

  2. I read this much differently than I did when I read it before, because I know different circumstances are in place. That’s proof of how much the reader may ingest the words with a far different meaning than that which inspired the writer to pen them.

  3. K.L. Hale says:

    Beautiful words, Brad. They evoke in me a longing, yet, always description of my faith. Be well, my friend.

  4. kristianw84 says:

    I think those connections can exist with those whom we have never met. Hopefully in the near future you can meet this woman you speak so highly of, and I hope she is everything you imagined she’d be.

  5. Brilliant thoughts my friend!

  6. Carl says:

    Good one.
    That’s very funny

  7. Bridgette says:

    What a beautiful, longing poem.

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