Leave me vulnerable
For falling tears
Leave me vulnerable
For falling tears
Leave me vulnerable
For falling tears
Come flooding back
Of the days that
Once were happy
And full of laughter
Now to be stored
Deep in my soul
Until we meet
There can be
Earns the title
Of being there
For me the way
I will never
And will cherish
Yours there and
Yours there and
Held fast by
Knowing each other
Any I am in
And yet very close
Holds this bond
Til death comes
For one of us.
I can’t help but write again
As my heart is being squeezed
Tears won’t stop flowing
I loved you so long ago
When I could see you all the time
And now the barrier keeps us apart
But my love for you has never left my heart
I can almost feel God reaching down to you
I can feel his warmth entering the room
As he is calling your name and I see that
You have answered him back
You may be leaving
But your memories will forever
Remain in my heart
I loved you then
As much as I love you now.
Have a safe journey
Tell God hello from me
I wanted to say but one more time
While you are still here and can hear
I loved you then and I still love you now
Here’s a hug and a kiss A.W.
I found this quote yesterday and posted it to my Facebook page. I liked the snarky feel of it and so did a lot of others. So I thought it would make for a great prompt! Here is your opportunity to vent. A chance for you to ‘write the wrongs’. Share a time that you have felt wronged or treated unfairly, either by way of a situation or another person.
Many moons ago I saw the smiles in different shapes of the face staring down at me in the night of the skies.
I always felt better when someone was smiling along with me. It brought more confidence throughout my soul.
Then one day things started to turn. I would glance up at the starry night and search for the smile to reign over me. It was becoming more difficult for me to find. Mr. Man in the Moon knew things before even I did. The stories are told in the stars as each twinkling light became dimmer in my eyes.
How devastating it is to be the last one to learn of betrayal. The joke is on me. The wide grin from above is portraying a signal that I finally hone into.
The forever love arrow has been twisted as it stabs in my heart. No matter how I twist or turn it remains embedded in one place. Fairy tales are bursting at the seams as I realize the lies being spoken eye to eye are stretching from river to oceans.
Where were your eyes as I looked into the heavens? Were they resting upon another? Did you seriously mean to throw me to the ground with mistrust and turning love into hatred? Could you not see the tears in my eyes as I listened intently to each of your woes? Searching your heart; longing to be held once again.
The years we spent together, memories creating my own book to be only tossed to the seas. For yet another will pick up the tear-stained pages and write his own book.
Words I spoke sending messages for your ears only. Only to realize that your amour was shielding you from the truth. You chose to turn your back on me. You walked into another’s arms. You held her as you did me. Words you whispered to me now enter her heart.
Visions in my head cause my emotions to explode all over the duvete. I walk a way with my head held high. You will never see that the twisted arrow has now broken off only leaving a point of no return.
You chase your dreams. For a few moments life seems to be smiling in your reflection. I struggle to forget; to move forward. I look up into the stars one night and I see you smiling at me.
For as I have finally made my mark on this earth your life comes tumbling down around you. The twinkle in my eyes match the brightness of the lights. You had your chance you fool. There never was a blade of grass that is greener on the other side of the fence.
Now I walk with head held high. A bounce in my step as you whither slowly to the ground. Your soul turns brown as a dying weed. May you always look at me with desire. May your mind explode with memories of the past.
I look a way from the man in the moon and tuck my arm inside of his. We lean into each other and kiss passionately. Then he opens the door and we walk into our bedroom; a new fairy tale to create. New chapters being written of you and me.
Hiding under the stairs I noticed movement between the slats. I stopped and turned around. Cautiously walking around the frame I saw two whites staring right towards me. I walked slowly towards the direction as I knew it was a person, maybe a child.
I knelt down and as I came closer to him I saw his arms go up and cover his face as if I was going to hit him. He tried to twist his feet so that he could escape easily. I managed to find an old torn newspaper and made this my seat.
He quickly became aware that I was not going to harm him. He and I sat quietly. So close we could touch each other but our bodies remained separate as if an invisible screen was between us.
I observed his clothing as his shivering began to subside. He was in dirty clothes that looked like they had never seen a rock and water. His shoes had holes in them and the souls looked worn.
I bet he is hungry I thought to myself. I took my purse off of my arm and placed it on my lap. The movement startled him and he jumped back. I sat with my fingers resting on the clasp of my purse. Our eyes locked as if we were in a dual gun war. Each waiting for the other to draw first.
I watched his feet as he crept ever so quietly back to his original spot. He let his eyes drop from mine and they wandered down to what I was holding. I asked him, ” Are you hungry child”?
He nodded at me but still did not move. My eyes lowered to my purse and then I looked back at him. My eyes were speaking to him letting him know he was safe with me. I saw his shoulders relax a little and I opened my purse.
Rummaging through it with his eyes never leaving my fingers I found two items. I handed them to him and he quickly took them. His eyes told me thank-you. The speed of his hands putting the hard candies in his mouth proved that he was near starvation.
We sat for a while. He was enjoying the flavor. I looked between the boards of the stairs. Wondering if anyone had noticed us. It was if the streets had parted. Dropping souls that would interfere. Leaving the two of us alone to discover each other.
He finished his candy and I could read his eyes that he wanted more. I dug in my purse but could only find one piece of gum. I handed it to him and he savored it. When the flavor dissolved he swallowed it.
I don’t know how long the two of us had been sitting there. I knew that I was becoming uncomfortable from my sitting position. I stirred and this time he did not move. I got up and decided that I better go. Errands were waiting to be finished.
I looked at him and smiled. He looked up at me and his sad eyes became his face. I started to tell him that I was going to leave. I was going to tell him to go home when he tugged on my dress.
He stood up and I noticed he was just a small child. No taller than three feet. I asked him, ” Where is your mama? Do you live close to here”?
As fists formed he rubbed his eyes and I could see big tears sliding down his cheeks. My heart was breaking. This child had no home. Or had he run a way from home? I bet his parents are looking for him.
I reached down and gave him a big hug. I wanted to pick him up and take him home with me. But I dare not. The colors of skin separated us. I leaned down and gave him a kiss on the cheek and he wrapped his little arms around my neck. He would not let go and he almost pulled me back to the ground.
We looked at each other with tears in all eyes. We both knew the rules but our hearts were ripping. I couldn’t do it. I could not let him stay here all alone. I took him by his hand and we stepped out into the light of day.
One of his fingers went into his mouth. Afraid but hope bringing us together. I walked forward and he followed me. We made it safely through the city streets and I saw my home in sight.
I stopped and looked at him. I glanced towards the house. He dropped his finger from his mouth. Neither of us said anything. We walked to the front door. I unlocked it and we both went in.
I took him to the kitchen table and had him sit. I opened my refrigerator and took out some left-overs from the night before. Soon I set a piping hot plate filled with biscuits and fried potatoes. The smell of the hot ham infiltrated his nostrils. When I handed him the fork and spoon he wasted no time.
I sat across from him watching. After wards we talked. I asked, “What is your name child”?
“Darrell” he said.
“Do you belong somewhere close to here”?
” I did, but they told me to find another place to eat. Mama said there were too many mouths to feed”.
” Would you like to stay here with me”? He nodded his head.
I took him by the hand and led him into the bathroom. While he sat on the step-stool I started some bath water. I went to the one room in the house that was not visited often. I walked over to the dresser and pulled clean clothing out. I think these will fit. The two boys are about the same size.
Before leaving the room she walked towards the nightstand and picked up the framed photo. It was her son Tod. Tod had died two years ago from a fever. She hugged the photo to her heart and then rested it back on the stand.
She closed the door softly behind her and went back to the bathroom. She got out clean towels and laid the clothes beside him. He looked at me and I took my cue to leave him to bathe.
That was the first day of the rest of our lives. Neither of us ever looked back. Today I am sitting in this grand auditorium. I am watching my son graduate. He is going to be a doctor.
Her hair was flowing
It smelled like flowers
It reminded me
Of spring showers
Eyes that were so bright
Eyes the color of blue
Skin so milky white
Wishing I was with you
Lying next to me
Made my heart flutter
When the lights were turned out
There was no other
You fit so perfectly
When you laid close to me
It was like two puzzle pieces
A ship meeting the sea
Now I lay here all alone
Staring up above
Wishing you were here
My darling my love
I will never forget
The last time you laid here
When your heart stopped beating
And I trembled with fear
The doctors told me
There was no more hope
God took you to heaven
Yet I can still not cope.