If Ever

If ever I could hate,
you would be the one I would hate most,

If ever I could love eternally,
you would be the one that would capture my soul.

If ever I could feel patience, tenderness,
respect, and loyalty; you would be the one
I would feel such things with.

If ever I could feel mother earth
breathing life in me,
kissing you would have the same effect.

If ever I had one last dying wish,
I would wish to gaze into your beautiful eyes
and feel the love and passion
of a time past and a memory that never fades.

If ever......

Antoinette Sheppard