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Jade

Updated: Jul 13

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Here’s something I will tell you, that I’ve shared with very few

I met Jade in 1990, at a beachfront barbecue

A wedding rehearsal party, for a buddy of mine named Jack

Who married my sister’s best friend, over time we lost track


I remember Jade’s red two-piece, and her wavy long dark hair

When we turned and first locked eyes, I tried hard not to stare

We smiled like lottery winners, fumbled words just to chat

“I feel a chill,” she murmured; I replied, “Let me fix that”


I met Jade when I was twenty-one

Down in Southern Cal where the snowbirds sun

Looking back now, seems a long time ago

Where she is now, I don't really know


We lived and breathed each other, the entire summer long

When fall came we found a place, and together we were strong

But one morning over coffee, I saw stress play in her eyes

She said, “Not sure how you’ll take this, but I have a surprise”


“I’m going to have a baby, but I’m not ready for a child”

“That’s amazing,” I said bewildered, my thoughts running wild

“I can’t keep it,” she said downcast, “I really can’t I’m sorry”

“Of course we can,” I answered, “we’ll make it work don’t worry”


I met Jade when I was twenty-one

Down in Southern Cal where the snowbirds sun

Looking back now, seems a long time ago

Where she is now, I don't really know


Days of turmoil filled our heads, and together we were weak

She closed her mind completely, had an abortion within the week

It was not the same thereafter, our eyes had lost their spark

The sunny days of summer, gave way to winter dark


It didn’t last much longer, we agreed to separate

The love we had was damaged, life together not our fate

Sometimes I think what could’ve been, as well as what was not

An older heart is heavier, with the pains of life forgot


I met Jade when I was twenty-one

Down in Southern Cal where the snowbirds sun

Looking back now, seems a long time ago

Where she is now, I don't really know










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