Too Soon

too soon,

dear heart–

you might have given your heart away

again,

too soon.

basking in the loving feelings

you were sharing,

you showed more of your heart

than he might have been prepared

to know

at this time.

step back, dear heart,

step back.

hide into the shadows again,

recoup,

recoup,

recoup and recover!

until he shows

he is prepared

for you

and your heart’s revelations

more fully,

next time.

until then.

hide again,

dear heart.

hide.

You Begin Again

by Barry Manilow

Sometimes it’s hard to believe
how simple life can be
just when you think
you’ll never reach the end
you’re finally round the bend and see
there’s no need to cry anymore
life’s better than before
yesterday fades away into the past
the pain you thought would last
is gone

and you begin again
sometimes you lose, sometimes you win
but you begin again
even though you’re heart is breaking
in time, the sun will shine
and you’ll begin again
you’ll begin again
life’s bittersweet mystery
never tells what will be
you can create your own reality
and make your dreams come true
it’s really up to you
if you begin again
sometimes you lose, sometimes you win
but you begin again
even though your heart is breaking
in time, the sun will shine
and you’ll begin again
you’ll begin again
When you begin again