It was years ago he saw her
He loved her from the start
But she was not to be for him
Though she had stolen his heart.
As years went by and friendships grew
His love not once did wane
Though they both found and loved others
It barely masked his pain.
There had been times of quenched desire
Those times so very brief
The love was heightened so much so
As he slipped away like a thief.
And here he finds himself today
His love survived intact
In circumstances difficult
He loves her still in fact.