James H. Smith

WHAT DRAWS ME BACK

What is it that draws me back
Back to a past I never lived
To a place I’ve never been
Longing to see those I’ve never known

What is it that draws me back
To smell the breeze off ocean shores never seen
Walk a path again I never trod
Touch a hand, hear a voice I can’t forget

What is it that draws me back
To think perhaps I’ve been before
To love, to hate, to dream
Remembering a face I’ve never seen

What is it that draws me back
To cry when I set foot in an unknown land
To this land I’ve come home
To walk un-alone again?

What is it that draws me back
A love that walks beyond times shores
May I hold her forever
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