Untitled Relationship Poem #10

Caught
pleasant slumber
twixt
night’s deep sleep
day’s gentle arising
sun cresting
hand reaching
fingers entwining.
Pulled closer
tuck head
curl in tight
listening
gentle rhythm of heart beat
ringing in ear
do you know
how much I treasure
how much I need
this warmth
this care?
I need no one
words spoken
independence;
my truth
my way
my reality.
Time will come
when a hand in mine
arms around
will not be remiss.
A remembrance
alone I am not
there is love
there is warmth
there is support
always here.
Vulnerability
not my natural state
learning I am
not everyone will abuse
the gentleness
the sweetness
that still exists
deep within.
©May 13/21
Picture is my own

Me Myself & I

Disillusioned
fairy tales
not real
love
prince charming
happiness
dance across screens
leap across dreams
seems to land in everyone else’s lap
while I
watch from sidelines
drawn 
watch behind fences
erected
stand behind drawbridge
drawn tall
watching world in love
not seeing
not wanting
not needing
that sickening stuff.
Alone
proud
can do it all
need no one to hold my hand
independent
beheld to none
allowed to live my life
as I wish it to run.
No one sees me late at night
reflected in deep moonlight
sitting
wondering
where it all went wrong…..
why…..
when….
how is no mystery
torment
torture
men who abused
who broke
sense of self
sense of worth
whilst laughing with delight
at tortures played 
upon tender flesh.
Stand tall I will.
Stand alone I shall.
For time
has proven 
again and again
that I am the only one
I can believe in.
 
©Nov. 21/20
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