If you were you

If you were you I used to know

I would have never minded nights

You take your thorny path and go

Into the arms of ocean's light.

I would accompany your step

And wait through snow and autumn dew

Until you sob out on my lap

And thank my heart for loving you.

If you were you my eyes have seen

I wouldn't bother counting days

That time has spread for me to glean

Awaiting you to turn your ways.

I would have waited on the porch

With apple cake and wild rose tea

For I would know your steps would lurch

And roads would bring you back to me.

I would have dared to face the strife

Against the beasts you're tired of,

But now, that you are gone for life,

You're not the you I used to love.

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