All That I’m After…

Last time we talked, the night that I walked / Burns like an iron in the back of my mind

I was a kid…and a coward. I loved you then but didn’t think I was ready. I still had my whole life ahead of me. Thought there’d be more to life.

I must’ve been high to say you and I / Weren’t meant to be and just wastin’ my time

When I left, I didn’t realize what a HUGE mistake it would be. There was nothing more – I realize that now. Should’ve seen it then.

Oh, why did I ever doubt you? / You know I would die here without you

Seeing you again, thirteen years later, I see that this is where I belong. With you. Right where I was supposed to be all along. We talked, we laughed…and fell back in love.

All that I’m after is a life full of laughter / As long as I’m laughin’ with you

I spent those years searching for something – anything – that came close to the good times we shared. Time after time, disappointment after disappointment…I thought of you.

I’m thinkin’ that all that still matters is love ever after / After the life we’ve been through

You were the one I loved. Then…and now.

Cause I know there’s no life after you

Mistakes were made, absolutions given, and there’s no one else – never was – that could fill your shoes.

Know there’s no life after you

I love you, honey. Then. Now. And always.

I wrote this post for Mama Kat’s Writers Workshop in response to Prompt #5: A song with significance. I wrote this post for my husband…I think about him every time I hear this song. (All That I’m After, by Daughtry)
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  2. I really love how you went thru the song and life line by line. It’s so cool to hear how YOUR story lines up with the music! Thanks for sharing!

  3. PS. Stopping by from Carri’s!

  4. This is so amazing! Isn’t it amazing how everything works out?!

    I was dating someone for 2 years & was NOT interested in making things more serious with him. I met my future husband & we dated three months then got engaged & were married 6 months after that…amazing how things just work out the way they are supposed to.

    • Honestly I look at him and still can’t believe it sometimes. Talk about perfect timing. I knew then that he and I were meant to be but was, you know…just a teenager. I am so happy things worked out the day they did. I had some growing up to do.

  5. I love how you went through the song line by line!

  6. Thanks for being my 100th follower!!
    This is one of my favorite songs!
    Have a great weekend!

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  11. That is so sweet! I’m sure your honey appreciates your endearing words.

    Following you now from Friendsday :) Hope you’ll choose to follow back.

  12. Oh that’s such a good song. I enjoy a good love story! Visiting from Mama Kat’s

  13. Cute blog!

    I just found your blog through one of the Thursday blog hops. Have a great week!

    Amanda @

  14. Wow! Great poem. :) I love seeing love that has endured the hands of time. :)

    I’m following from the Thursday Blog HOp! I’d love for you to follow back!

    Heather From and Mommy Only Has Two Hands!

  15. what a beautiful way to express the significance of this song! To interweave the lyrics in the reflection. Well done! Wow! My first visit to your blog, through the MamaKat’s linkup. Great to meet you.

  16. Aww.. what a nice post! Glad you found your way back to each other! :)

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  18. What a nice tribute to your love. Marriage is a crazy ride, isn’t it?

    I like this song too.

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  20. Oh, so romantic! Just goes to show if it is meant to be, it is meant to be :)

    Visiting from Mama Kat’s

  21. Hi! Stopping by from MBC. Great blog.
    Have a nice day!

  22. Now thats the kind of ending I like, the happy sort! Great song by the way!

  23. Great post using the song and then adding your own words. A sweet dedication to your husband and I hope he reads it.

  24. What a beautiful tribute to your husband!

  25. That was very sweet – maybe you let him go once because you weren’t ready to appreciate him, nor he, you.

    Things typically work out as they should.

    Glad your ending was a happy one.

    • You’re exactly right…we were so young and definitely not ready. Thanks for the comment.

  26. Oh, that’s so beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

    New follower from the hop! I’d love to see you over at lovin my little ladies.