Poem: Were We?
Mood Music: Where or When by Sammy Davis Jr.
The Greatest Romance Ever Sold by Prince
This poem is a creative expression of twin flames recognizing each other for the first time this lifetime.
Was it Christmas time by the fireside,
And you wiped a snowflake from my red nose?
Did you pull me close
by my winter coat
as we kissed under the mistletoe?
Was I a slave girl in the sweltering heat of Georgia,
and you offered me thirst quenching water from the well?
Did we gaze at each other as I drank,
and the water dripped
from my lips,
to the gourd,
to the pail?
Was I a lady-in-waiting in England,
and you a duke or an earl?
Did I blush beautifully in your presence,
as our love for each other unfurled?
Was I a peasant girl from Israel
And your easily accepted I was carrying a gift?
Did we make the trek to Bethlehem,
And watch in a humble stable with angels
as history made a shift?
Was I a new immigrant in America,
Starving on the streets?
And were you a wealthy diner at the Ol’ English Pub,
Who offered me food to eat?
Was I a beautiful lady in Spain
and you a heroic matador?
Did you save me when a bull started charging?
Though it’s sharp horn gutted you to the core?
Was I Zora Neale Hurston in the 1920’s,
And you something like Langston Hughes?
Was it on stage at a Speakeasy in Harlem,
that as we watched Lena Horne sing the blues?
Was I Juliet of the Capulets,
And you Romeo of the Montagues?
Did I defy the protection of my family and suffer at the hands of a dagger
to give my heart to you?
Was it a thousand years before the flood,
And your name was Adam and my name Eve?
Did we run like lovers in Eden,
Before I gave you the fruit from the tree?
I’m trying to decided how I know you,
Looking in your eyes is the most familiar thing.
It’s some part of me that knows you
Though you should be a stranger to me.
There is something about you that is olden,
Your smile a time capsule of our lives.
Were we mourners at the foot of the cross,
during the crucifixion of Christ?
Were we Puritans on the Mayflower,
or Italians in Sicily?
Were we a displaced family on the Trail of Tears?
Am I Coretta Scott and you Dr. King?
My soul has met you before.
Our history together has been great.
I’m usually a useless servant,
until you dress me with saving grace.
We’ve shared all these lifetimes together
But this moment feels so new to me,
So let me reintroduce myself
I am the one who will make your journey complete.
Soul Squad have you ever had the experience of feeling as though you’ve known someone you just met your entire life? Comment below, let’s talk.