Gripped in fear I come to you

Searching for longing words of love once spoken from your lips

Doubt and fear removed

Through tears of pain

I am lost in the echoes of your voice

We choose to love

We choose to hurt

We choose to forgive

I have received neither from you

This ache grows in my heart

And the hole swallows my life alive

I have bore and felt this pain before

From one I have loved

We learn to let go and move on

Avoidance beckons

Calling us to let go

Seemingly easier said than done

The steps

The path

Daily broken in our attempts

Finding true love

Is a risk we take out of hope and surprise

Reality looms

© Wendy Poole


For Shanny