Touch My Heart – by James A Coghlan

If you stand beside me Is it a dream, or reality?

If you stand beside me
Is it a dream, or reality?
Do I ask, β€˜Is it for a day or eternity?’
Could we dance in the snow
Or will we sit by the fire?
To look into my soul
And tell you how I burn inside.
So, touch my heart
For today and tomorrow.
I believe in what you say
And cannot see either doubt or shadow –
In your eyes nor in our way.

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James A Coghlan
Leigh, Lancashire

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This poem was selected as a runner-up of a nationwide poetry competition run by Marriott Hotels in March 2011.