Time and time again
life will prove to you how fragile and rare is Trust,
and how valuable when found.
It will prove to you
that many people will disappoint you
and hurt you;
and how important it is to hold on to those that don’t;
how important it is to hold on
to those who can taste your tears through the kisses,
and then kiss them away.
It will reveal to you
that there is nowhere to go to escape from heartache,
that it will hurt deeper and stronger each time;
even though, each time,
you thought you had mastered the pain.
But pain is not meant to be mastered
— it is meant to conquer ‘you’,
— it is meant to reveal you.
Life will manifest to you
that heartbreak is a lesson we must learn,
and that its only teachers are those we have loved.
It will show you
it takes a smack in the face with a boulder
to finally see things as they truly are;
and we realize we can lie to ourselves for only so long.
Life will prove to you
that sadness is only one of two wings;
and that we need both wings to fly.
That at the end,
and in the end,
there is only God and you…
…and that is sufficient.
Does he not realize
That he dies in front of my eyes
Every time he lies..?
He may as well wield a knife
And take his own life
For it is not the sword
But the deceitful word
That cuts the jugular and the femoral
in preparation for his funeral..
It is a permanent stain
His apology is in vain
For there is no return from verbal death
After he’s uttered his last lying breath.
“I used to build dreams about you”
about that first time we fell in love –
something that remains deep within us
as we journey on through our lives;
something we never let go of.
you will most likely be hit with the realization that
not only is he/she a different person,
but that you are also a very different person
in relation to them.
Because it is not the ‘person’ we remember necessarily;
but the feeling we had,
the loving fully and being loved in return,
the innocence of first love when betrayal never entered our thoughts,
the utter belief that we were in total control of our destiny..
the KNOWING that we were going to be happy for the rest of our lives,
and the faith that love could conquer all.
Everything was a first.
and all of love’s lessons,
those old memories remain.
They are reminders of a simpler, happier time
when we held the world in our hands
and hopeful innocence in our hearts.
we can never get back…