How Long Is Forever?

You taught me all that you believed,
A notion easily received:
That certain things would never end,
Like the deep love of a friend.

You told me that time was unneeded;
You convinced, and I conceded;
"Forever" was considered truth,
The neverending joy of youth--

A youth forgotten, cast away,
A memory of a different day,
Before your words were empty-handed
And their illusion left you stranded.

There's madness in this world of change
Where everything is wrong and strange;
I'll look at you, at love of old,
And wonder why I feel so cold.

Do I know you, lifelong need?
"Forever" was your constant creed;
But looking back, I see you lied...
Time was never on my side.