Serenity

Like a small child

hunkered down

hiding

dreading the blow to come

so do you

make yourself so big

so boistrous

that all are distracted by the gloss.

The pains are less

washed down with spirits

with tainted love

drowning in disbelief

how did it come to this?

Within

I see the potential

I see the man you could rise to be

if only….

you gave yourself a chance

if only….

you realized happiness could be ours

if only…..

you could see yourself

through my eyes.

Understanding gained

pain released

hold me close

never let go

your serenity I will always be.

 

 

Part 2

Dark night skies.
Her home within a dream,
laying alone in the stream
life slowly ebbing away.
Tears crystallize,
seeping from her lids
no one is there to hold her
no one will ever know.
Moving within herself
gathering the smallness
pulling it away from harm.
Locking it,
chain bound the chest
and throw away the key.
Horror and fear
all come her way
but she is not able to feel
moving within a listless fog
asleep more than she is alive.
©Jay-lyn Doerksen
January 13/18