Twelfth of June

It’s a long way back to the Twelfth of June
Time when I sang just another old tune
But never in my dreams did I ever know
She’ll say goodbye on this long afternoon

Days that I knew seem so far away
Down by the street in a no-name town
And if she ever comes my way
I hope she hears my heart’s lone sound

I know my songs won’t stop her tears
And she may forget down through the years
Oh, but I wonder if she’ll ever know
Just how I long to brush away her fears

But times that I knew seem lost in the sky
Oh, by the hills where stars never shine
I’ll never know where the time’s gone by
Will she ever know what I’ll never find ?

I know these rhymes can’t make her stay
And all her sorrow on a day like today
If I could ever make a wish to the stars
I’d say it all what I couldn’t say

Now the Twelfth of June will never come again
When I stood still singing in the rain
But my dreams may fade and this life may too
I’ll sing for you, Summer, till you lose your pain.

Gautam Dhar
March 25, 2004
Lansing MI

Written for Summer Reiser

Comments So Far..
  • shikha 15 June, 2006 at 7:41 am

    Something about you is very innocent..that is a nice feeling

  • Gautam 15 June, 2006 at 8:30 am

    Shikha, thanks..
    This was actually written for someone who was going through a hardship. I thought the best I could was to pen down some words..

  • Blue Athena 16 June, 2006 at 9:36 am

    Over from Shikha’s!

    Very neat! 🙂

  • Gautam 17 June, 2006 at 11:39 pm

    Thanks for stopping by, Blue!

  • raju 20 June, 2014 at 4:42 am

    New colorful image gives perfect match to each Title. Your pen has thousand unspoken words…om

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