A few weeks back, I watched this anime called Your Lie In April. I heard some good things about it, and had a friend voicing a character in it, so I figured I’d give it a watch. It’s about musicians, the relationships they have, and how music brings people together and it was such an amazing watch: I don’t know why, maybe it was the subject matter, but I haven’t had an anime affect me so much in years! I’m not a crier, but man it had me bawling like a baby at the end of the last episode: It’s just such a beautiful story, and if you like anime, some good drama, and some awesome classical music, I’d suggest giving it a watch on Netflix.
Like I said, I have never had an anime touch me in such a way. It’s just such a beautiful story, such great characters, and at the show’s end I had so many feels about it that I wrote down some poetry right after episode 24 finished. I was hoping to make it a song, but I really don’t see that happening because honestly I like how raw it sounds as is and don’t really want to tweak it to make sense in a lyrical way, so figured I’d just share it here. So without further ado, here is my Your Lie in April themed poetry!
My heart beats in rhythm with yours,
I hear your breath, in tandem with mine.
We work towards the same goal,
We share a life that others would not.
The melody of life,
Shines right through your eyes.
Simple gestures that once were common,
Shine to life inside.
I hear the echoes of the sea,
I feel the wind roar.
It cradles all I hold so dear,
Encircles me, takes away the aches,
The pains of my reality,
The pains I once knew.
Abandoned once, I thought you’d leave,
Even though you’re gone now, you aren’t really.
I can never forget you, I’ll always remember your smile.
The pain I used to know, that I knew for so long,
Just vanishes when I feel you near, when I’m with you.
And even though you’re gone, I can’t help but smile.
Because I remember everything we had, everything we did.
I remember the soft embrace of your smile, of your heart beat.
I remember everything, I remember it all…
And I journey on, I journey onto this journey that is still ours.
Because you’ll always be with me, in your heart.
I’ll never forget you.
Your memory echoes in mine.
I never forget you. Please don’t forget me.