Inspired by "Tonight I Can Write The Saddest Lines" of Pablo Neruda (a favorite of mine) and a blog post by Don Tuite of Electronic Design ("Engineers Who Write (For a Living)), I've composed the poem below.

The Moment of a Lifetime

One bright July Morning,
I sat in a pensive stare,
Filled with troubled feelings,
Perhaps more than I could bear.

The birds outside chirped in blight,
Ignorant of life's afflictions,
But little did I know that tonight,
My dreams would change direction.

As sudden as a shooting star,
That grants one's deepest desires,
Something caught my eye from afar,
That would set my heart on fire.

There she was the daughter of Venus,
Envied by her own mother,
For hers were the hearts of countless men,
Hers until a time no one knew when.

I made a wish to the keeper of time,
A foolish wish made by a man in love,
To freeze that moment, that second forever,
To dream that we were happily together.

Another moment passed,
A wish in vain,
More moments and I found,
A dream insane.

For the one whose beauty so coveted by many,
Covets another man already,
And as sudden as the falling skies,
My heart turned dark and lonely.

Filled with troubled feelings,
I sat there once more,
One bright July morning,
In a pensive stare forevermore.