Ways Away: A Valentine's Day Poem

DJ McCoy

I hope your love will warm me
Ways away
For your love is what kept me alive
Every single day

I would be happy to remain where I am
But I truly can’t stay
But with your love
I think I’ll find my way

I was thinking about their touch
And I really don’t know much
About what to think or say
Or why I feel this way

Because I’ve never really loved
A person like this before
But you have everything I’d want
And probably more

Of course
I will love you for your mind
People like you
Are so difficult to find

And I know for sure
That you’re one of a kind
And I am ready whenever you are
If there will ever be a time

I hope we forever talk
Ways away
For your captivating voice kept me here
Every single day

I tried to cherish everything
Knowing I couldn’t stay
But with your love
I can truly say

That our bond is legendary
Because you are just extraordinary
You’re the best in every way
Your body to me is secondary

And I really hope we have time
Ways away
Your warm, tender love kept me well
Every single day

I wish you well
Each and every day
Knowing full-well
That I can’t stay

But with full breath
I can say….
That with your love
I will find my way

Ways away, ways away
Ways away, ways away
The tale of military love
That still lives today

Author's Statement

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