Wednesday, March 18, 2009

This is where I was going

We were watching Letterman’s interview with Julia Roberts .. I told TJ I liked her .. she told me she had always liked her down-to-earthiness .. I rubbed TJ’s back and said, “I’ve always liked this.”

She responded, “Always?” in that playful tone she gets when she thinks she has just caught you in a faux pas ..

Now, I am not as supersonic in the speed of my wit as she is, but I can sometimes put the pedal to the metal and keep up ..

“Yes,” I replied, “this is where I have been heading all my life. Even before I knew you, this is where I was going.”

This is where I was going

Before I knew the light
that pierced my world
came from you,
I knew it was where I was going

Before I had your hand to hold,
your face to behold,
or your skin to caress,
this is where I was going.

Long before
the sound of your voice
would bring smiles to my world;
this is the direction I traveled.

Before I had the joy
of knowing you were in my life,
I had the anticipation
of where I was going.

It has always been you

around every corner
was a fleeting glimpse of you
over every horizon
was the promise of you
through every door
down every path
with every twist or turn
and all the bumps and potholes
along every lane
this is where I was going

Tomorrow
we will continue
along the paths
that make
the rest of our lives
and I will know
this is where I was going
always

Ron Simpson, Jr.
March 18, 2009

9 comments:

Mrs Parks said...

ahhh... your the best :)

Granny on the Web said...

Oh , that is a lovely poem.
Lucky TJ to have such a romantic at her side.
Bye for now
Love Granny

Gill said...

I agree Lucky Lucky TJ!! To be loved like that is an amazing thing..to love like that is awe inspiring.

miruspeg said...

I was going to write ahhh...but Mrs Parks beat me to it!

You have a beautiful way with words Ron....this poem rates in the top 5.

I have no idea where I am going, but I am enjoying the journey.

Cheers
Peggy

Retro Girl said...

You guys will be 100 years old and still all googly-eyed-in-love. You're both amazing! :-)

Beautiful words...as always!
Inspiring example of love...always!

Sarah said...

Wow. Just wow. You are an artist, sir.

Debbie said...

I can't believe you can create something that beautiful that fast.

Venom said...

Wow - how lovely!
If that didn't get you some action, I can't imagine what it would take...

Heather of the EO said...

I love this, Ron. Amazing!