it’s a simple word
yielding so much power..
It renders us fragile..
first casualty of any relationship..
It’s a slippery slope..
so many meanings to each person..
Who defines what it is..
We all know what “trust” is supposed to mean..
But life gives it our own meaning –
shaping and forming us in ways not expected..
trust takes on a life of its’ own filling in the gaps and holes of our soul
So that we might feel whole..
We smile and carry on
talking ever so loudly with nothing to say
hoping it covers what’s hidden inside..
tethered and beaten
exhausted and worn
no more taping up all the torn
Still I will love
Still I will trust
For I am not a victim of all that life thrusts..
I’ll throw you my rope
there you’ll find hope
as we twist and turn on this slippery slope..
open your heart
Let me inside
we will be strong
for there’s nothing to hide..
Empty me whole
You will find me full
Brimming over with love..
Holding it tight—I am not afraid
I know who you are when I’m not looking
Who I am when I’m with you reveals everything within and then some..
Take me there..
to that land of dreams wishes and hopes..
I want to know everything
leave nothing out..
let’s walk to this place where everything else is erased
Show me where life and love intersect
The place where our hearts connect..
such sadness has invaded my soul..
I cannot see through it
I’m no longer whole
I am numb
my mind has come undone..
I no longer feel
it’s all so unreal..
someone wake me
Shake me from this grief that has caused me to lose myself..
feet moving, arms hugging,
eyes wearily watching life that somehow keeps living..
sounds I don’t recognize escaping my mouth..
It is in the real – the now
So afraid of forgetting you
and somehow so afraid I’ll never be able to let you go..
Words we spoke
Plans we made..
a bonding of our hearts
words filling me with hope..
I’ll continue to dream
I’ll never let them die
I’ll release them to the sky..
I can love you and still say goodbye..
snapshots of my heart..
a growing collage of us created from the start..
we grew like a pixel – multiplying over and over until the image of our love covered us whole..
Reel by reel
You play me..
unaware how you slay me..
3D explosions in my heart right from the start..
Can’t escape the moonlight of your eyes
Your reflection is everywhere
You burn bright within
I’ll give in
I’ll step out of the darkness and let you light the way..
we may be amateurs at this
but the impression you left on my heart snapshot me back to life
we have created quite a collection of where we’ve been and what’s to be..
I’m so glad to be part of this story..
You take no fool
Yet somehow you rule..
You bring me to my knees..
so stealth with a wealth of harm in your outstretched arm..
ever so quietly
you unleash your wrath of rage devouring me up
until I can no longer rattle free this cage..
Blanketed by a stranger that has taken over my insides
as if you own me..
I won’t stay down
I’m up again
the battle is on
I won’t give in to the bile running through my skin..
You can touch me but you’ll never take my soul, my heart or my thoughts..
I’ll fight and fight
I won’t finish till I win it..
For I belong
Hope lives on
can be deadly and all consuming
The power we give to thoughts..
The ones that rule our mind
The ones we ought to naught..
and all we leave behind..
With all its’ lost time..
It is not always as it seems..
The longer you dwell on what you can’t foretell
The hotter the burn from your own hell
crushed beneath it all
if you keep pushing
the harder you will fall..
set loose those thoughts that threaten to own you
Wearing you out
until you don’t know you..
You are more than the sum of your thoughts..