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Strong in Heart

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"Fight for what you believe in"


« on: February 18, 2016, 06:01:34 PM »

I was the frozen pond under a night sky
You gazed upon, at first with eyes of lust,
Before you saw deeper than my body
And then began the unravelling of me

Your words fluttered into my stagnant mind
Like green leaves of renewal slowly growing,
And you led me to wander
Through woodlands, sunlit and fresh

Out of my silent, withered heart
You plucked dead bone, turned me to a living
Instrument, sensing and feeling life
For the first time in six years

The ice on my pond cracked slowly
As if you skated over me,
Releasing a torrent of water
That I had forgotten ever lived within me

Suddenly I emerged from my igloo
And found, if not warm summer, at least the beginning
Of spring around me; startled by the new greenness
And colour everywhere, I hungered for warmth

Your arms supported me like scaffolding
As slowly you reconstructed my damaged masonry,
Rebuilt my shattered heart on firm foundations,
Mixing my tears with your love to form cement

Where only dead leaves had grown before
You tended the garden of me into flower,
Creating out of my stony heart
A beautiful rock garden

You filled the emptiness of me
With the immensity of your love,
Transforming me from deadness into life,
Making the shattered parts of me a whole once more

Author notes

This is for my husband who rescued me at the age of 24 from the depths of misery and self-abnegation and through his love and caring made me a person again.


Kindness is what matters most
After that maybe sincerity
Be true to yourself
A condemnation out of ignorance is always unjust
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