By Don Ray Williams
I’ll tell you a story of long long ago,
Of how two people met and how their love did flow.
As each would look in the other’s eyes,
Their intense feelings, they could not disguise.
But fate stepped in, as it sometimes does,
And he had to move, for work, and leave his love.
From Panama to Bangladesh,
Still, to reunite was their greatest wish.
So she picked up and followed him,
It appeared once more that love would win.
However fate again, imposed its will,
And for some unknown reason, she fell ill.
They decided for her to return to her home and family for a while,
Not realizing that she was with child.
Days changed to weeks, then months then years,
I am sure they both shed many tears.
Neither knew what happened to the other,
And try as they may, they could not discover.
Life goes on. Never easy. Never certain. Some lose. Some win.
But, I’ll continue, this isn’t the end.
Two people living in worlds far apart,
Remaining in the other’s mind and in the other’s heart.
He vowed to search forever, to continue this quest,
Wishing only for her, the very best.
I will tell you that recently, by luck and by chance,
He was able to find his past romance.
And while she had married and her life had moved on,
The love that they had shared, had born them a son.
This story is not perfect, but it is also not sad.
For a man now knows his son, and his son now knows his dad.