You gave me this new bracelet, but an empty gesture, this is,
When all I really wanted was your loving hugs and kisses,
You bought me some lovely things, a car, a diamond ring,
But when you are miles away from me, they don’t actually mean a thing.
I’m not being contentious, I’m not trying to agitate,
Next to your company, these objects are just inadequate.
I never asked for diamonds, or that pink Cadillac too,
It wasn’t things like that I loved so much, it was only you.
Yet here I sit in my new car, a bracelet around my wrist,
The diamond ring, the clothes, everything, just make a sorry list,
Of items that just show one thing, the empty gestures that you send,
When all I want is your time, your love, why can’t you comprehend?
copyright: Kristian Fogarty 20/August/2019
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