(Dedicated to all single women, who dared to live without a man)
A bit of you and a bit of me made ‘us’.
Together we sang the song of love, from morn to dusk.
Lost a bit of ‘you’ and us became ‘me’.
What a game is love, you see!
… a win for you and a loss for me.
Alliance of souls it is, they say,
… a union of hearts and a hope of life in a ray.
What I see in you now is not what I knew…
Neither sunshine nor soothing winter dew.
Half a me has set out for a journey so lonely and long.
Another is left with me humming a fighter’s song.
It sings aloud strong and right,
‘I promise I shall endure and sail on…
Till I drop dead and forever gone’.