Silence

If my silence spoke
it would show you restraint
born out of love and pain
knowing words spoken in anger
are seldom truly meant

If my silence spoke
it would show you patience
when countless days were spent
waiting for some moments with you
and countless others wasted

If my silence spoke
it would show you love
waiting to be received
for when you recognize
for you, it is meant to be

If my silence spoke
it would show you need
to be understood and accepted
to feel my absence
to come to me open-hearted

If my silence spoke
it would show you pride
for the person you are
for the love we share
it is worth all

Finding myself

She wasn’t loved enough
bothered to understand by none
to accept all her quirks
yet still call her own

She wasn’t loved enough
tried to accommodate loved ones
yet her empathy wasn’t returned
in her turn, she received only anger

She wasn’t loved enough
her inner balance faded with time
the need for anchor growing stronger
in a world full of hate, she felt all alone

She wasn’t loved enough
she decided to nurture herself
restoring the forgotten inner peace
would show her the path to love, again

Bond

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Our bond
has seen all seasons
passed rough weather
tested to its limit
twisted with words
hurt with pain
soaked with tears
lashed to with anger
tugged at seeking forgiveness
wrapped around us with love
matured with each day
kinder after each fray
surrendering vulnerable bits
taking strength from memories
the connection goes deeper now
awareness grows firm roots
with each passing day
we will find sanctuary
in each other
with time and love
paving the way

Learning curve of love

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She handled herself roughly
harsh bruising words, for
every decision gone wrong
for things she had wanted
but her daring fell short
the mirror reflected failures
showing her paths she didn’t take
regretting over her choices
those now couldn’t be undone

She knew she was worth more
but to herself she couldn’t prove
the mind reminded her of flaws
heart struggling in the dark
against this constant onslaught
she warred with herself thus
some lost badly, some barely won
went on, till one day she understood
the shadows and sunshine make her whole
it is herself, she must learn to love