If Not For You

If Not For You

If not for you
I’d only know the words for love
If not for you
I’d only engage romance
Were it not for the fact that
You rearranged all that
I’d never have given
Love a chance
But you did and you meant it
Without words, invented
For me
A friendship
A second chance
If not for you
I’d miss this morning’s waking smile
If not for you
I never would warm up
And though passion’s fantastic
It melts with the plastic
No matter how you
Pick
It up
If not for you
My heart might switch from start to stop
If not for you
My hands would drop the ball
Maybe all that I mention
Would mock my intention
And I’d know, really,
Nothing
At all
But you took what I dreaded
Pushed where I’m headed
Meant what you said and
Carried through
This would not be true
If not for you
If not for you
c 2000 David Brunoehler

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