How Often when Two People Fall in Love

Music: Prelude in E minor.
By Dimitri Shostakovich. Sequenced by J. Marques.

How often when two people fall in love,
One of them is forced to move away?
We can't convince our hearts that they must move;
In people love just doesn't work that way.
'Cause of all the love I feel for you,
Life will be an unrelenting wound.
Love will shadow everything I do.
Missing you, my heart will be marooned.
In time, of course, my feelings will adjust;
Such pain cannot forever be sustained.
Some visits, letters, phone calls will, I trust,
Yearnings quell, and grades must be maintained.
Oh, but I will miss you, miss you dearly!
Until hell ends, I'll be existing merely.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon. Free for personal or non-commercial use.

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