Love Was Near

I wonder how often a chance is missed
cowing and bowing to useless fear

Failure in the moment of victory
when all the while love was near

Though success was never far away
we fell once more for that foolish lie

Love came and went time and again
opportunity passed as we did not try

Wounded warriors, promise unfulfilled
counting our losses year after year

Awash in the deluge of an unreal dream
though all along love was here

It is only when we fail to try that we ever truly fail

(Source: mikefrawley)