Haunted Heart

Yearning
fingers reaching
bells chiming
message arrives
breath catches
is it true
does he want you?
Hide shy smiles
eyes bright with laughter
warmth arising
arms pulling you close
if this is a dream
please do not let it end.
Awakening
alone once more
figment of your imagination
a tale woven
to keep the darkness at bay.
Plod through each day
grey
unappealing
alone
heartache ever constant
is there no cure?
Drizzling rain
stand
getting soaked through
tears cannot be seen
mixed with the pouring from the sky.
Love songs on repeat
endless declarations
places to be
places to go
places to meet your lover at will.
Silence lingers long on the tongue
whispers heard 
made to come undone
wrapped within scarlet ribbons
loveless
lifeless
alone……
©August 16/19
Picture found on Pinterest

Love Like Me

Last night
I dreamed
I walked amongst the stars
clouds beneath my feet
there was no pain
there was no sorrow
only
a peaceful understanding.
Locked deep within
the beasts brewed
howling
scratching
trying to break free
of the gilted cage
padlocked
sealed shut
I try not to peek there.
Nightmare shadows
breathing hard
putrid breath
walk away from the cages
pretend not to see……
I found you within this dream
a prince
to my princess
maybe not?
More a fighter
a saviour
easing your way in
passed the guardians
passed the door
barred
nailed shut
yet you pry at it
determined to discover what I do hide.
Find within
a broken heart
a battered soul
who do I trust
how do I tell?
At the apex
you found your way in
breaking down the barriers
the false front
that I show to all
wrapping me in tenderness
in love
in faith.
I awoke
no longer the dainty damsel
another body
another brain
another fear
why cannot I not find a love like…..
flames dancing in the fire
passion burning hot
why instead
do I always end up with heartache?
©May 8/19
Picture via Pinterest and found by The Eclectic Contrarian