proceed with loving intention
Revel, pause, understand and treasure
Every expression never mentioned.
Diligently now, do not hesitate
Any pause will cause alarm.
Confidently, quickly, assure me, silently
One moment creates a world of calm.
Be still at first, don’t turn me away
Movement suggests disdain.
Acknowledgement isn’t necessary, acceptance is,
You use your words in vain.
On the brightest days, through every thunderous rain,
There is nothing I value as much.
The quiet sincerity and attentive care,
That shines through the love language of touch.
Smiling through the struggle
“Yes! I’m awake before the alarm. What a legend!” Julie said proudly, as she crawled out of bed. “The sun is bright, the grass is green. The only thing missing is a rainbow. Well! No extra luck for me today, but waking up is my first blessing”. She said, while walking to the kitchen. She took a moment to pat Bri. “Morning, love.” she said softly. Little Bri wagged her tail in glee. Julie however, was about to head to her fifth interview in two weeks and could not be trapped by the little fluff ball of joy. “Mommy has another interview today! So be good” Julie said as she opened her refrigerator. “Hmm, breakfast. What’s on the menu?”. She searched the refrigerator and found an egg, a potato and a slice of cheese. As she gathered the ingredients, the egg slipped out of her hand and cracked on the floor. Julie sighed “My last egg huh? Just my luck. I guess it’s baked potato with cheese today. Anyway, today will be great.” She sighed. “At least I can brew some tea.” She said, forcing a smile as she prepared breakfast. While eating, she glared at the four leaf clover she tapped to her window the night before “Please bring me luck today". After breakfast, she got ready and prepared to leave. While leaving, she turned around to re-checked the door “Ok, one last jig….good!. Let's face the world.” she said with the last bit of optimism she could muster.
A moment in time
The last time i saw her was a moment of uncensored revelation. A fraction of time that unveiled untainted expression. The remnants of cohersion withered by the wayside and the sheath of deception quickly melted away. A Searing pain pierced my core as ice formed in the hole in my heart, quickly encasing it. Heat scorched my trembling hands as anger raced through my veins like lava on a mountain top. Then, like death, numbness forced my body still. A glare covered my eyes as she searched them for forgiveness. My arms too weak to push her away, dangled as she reached out to me. My lips released frost from my icy heart as i struggled to breath. Like poisoned prey I simply existed as she whispered in my ear one last time. "I'm sorry".
This part of my being
Both delicate and precious.
The essence of strength
Yet the greatest of weaknesses.
The guardian of vitality
Deserving of unwavering protection.
The lover of peace
And creater of war.
The wielder of unmatched power
And the keeper of grief.
This, the gateway to my soul
I give to you.
For you and it,
Are one and the same.