Her response felt strange,
strange yet true,
true yet bitter,
bitter yet right.
"Its too late now" she declared unwilling to change our plight.
"Where were you when I needed someone more than a friend?" she asked
"I was there hidden under the shadows, knowing you will find someone better" I replied.
"Why did you fall for me so late"?
Little did she know that I had fallen for her at a time,
when she was just a friend as we spoke over the phone late into the night,
as we shared our dreams, and of the things that gave us a fright.
I had fallen for her when she cried to me of the man who broke her heart,
who shattered her faith, and tore her innocence apart.
I had fallen for her when she radiated a warmth, that can leave scarred hearts amend
what a fool I had been to treat her just as a friend !
I bottled my emotions too scared to uncork,
as I rubbished every song I listened to that reminded me of her,
I looked the other way, as she conversed with her eyes that gave out a spark.
I was a shoulder to lean on, when I should have been the hand that held her tight.
I gave her words of comfort, when I could have been the lips that kissed and told her "Everything will be all right".
When the boundary had been crossed, when the barrier had finally been broken,
I ran towards the shore only to find that she had sailed away.
Away into the sunset.