This Time Around
Why, you ask me,
Why did you come back
To this place?
Come back? You don't understand.
I never left.
The people; I answer you,
Holding back thoughts and memories,
Afraid of showing just how much
Meaning You, and the others,
Have impacted my life.
I looked at the skyline again tonight,
The same skyline I stared at on my final call with you.
I remember that day,
Looking out over the city and the lights,
Knowing that by leaving,
I was risking a chance of never coming back.
I have thought of that moment often since that night.
It has been almost four years
And tonight I recount to you times,
And to my pleasant surprise,
It has been four years,
And tonight, I showed you what I can do
Because of your example
Because of who you are
I pray that I am living up to your standards.
Have simply no idea
How your words changed my life.
They warned me
That this time around,
Things may not be quite the same.
But they are better.
Oh, are they better.