Poetry

A walk into the darkness…

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You took them from me
And locked them away for safe keeping.
You knew I wouldn’t need them anytime soon
You knew they only brought sorrow and pain.

Ah, yes, the memories —
All those things done to me.
The loss, the hurt, the tears, the fear,
The struggle, the sleepless nights toiling,
The sleep-filled days just to escape reality.

It’s amazing, as I now realize,
The things a human mind is capable of:
Protecting me when I knew not
How to protect myself;
Defending me at times
When I seemed defenseless.

Oh no, what have you done?
That memory? I need it now!
But you do not hear me
For you’re too busy
Doing what you best —
Shielding me from harm.

I’ll get to it eventually I know —
A thought here, a flash there,
And before long the floodgates will open —
The memory I want will be found,
But you know all too well it won’t stop there.

That’s what you’re afraid of, isn’t it?
The other stuff — The bad stuff.
I know… I understand… But guess what?
I’m not afraid anymore.
I’m willing to face those fears now.

I’ve found new reasons to live in the light,
The darkness is too cold and lonely.
I need warmth — his warmth.

Those memories must be unearthed
For I must share those parts of myself —
It’s the only way he’ll understand all of me.

Doors once closed must now be opened.
To love again I must give him a tour —
That dreaded walk into the darkness.


Contents written: May 14 2016 | Originally published: May 15 2016  | Copyright © 2016 Moylom Enterprises


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The walls that try to separate us…

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The walls that try to separate us
Do so at their own expense —
We will break them down.

Can’t they tell we are strong enough
To withstand whatever hurdles
They place in our way?

We don’t believe in walls.
We thrive on trust and openness;
Our survival skills are honed to perfection.

The walls that try to separate us
Will not stand, but if they do it would mean
We’ve given up on our love.


Contents written: July 26 2016.  Edited: July 30 2016  |  Originally published: July 30 2016  |  Copyright © 2016 Moylom Enterprises