Once in a Lifetime

It only happens once - not twice
the moments vanishing like mice,
scurrying past, life much too fast,
and only for the very brave, the strong, the true,
and when the moment comes for you,
don't let it pass you by,
for in the twinkling of an eye, the love is gone,
the moment dead,
an empty ringing in your head,
your heart will know when fate has whispered
in your ear...oh, never fear, beloved friend,
for in the end it's worth the price, the fee, the cost,
when all is lost, but love is won,
when true love comes, there is but one.

Danielle Steel

[Courtesy of Mehreen; thanks!]