Silence

I have words to explain

Judge and define

Create beautiful images

In the mind

Ugly words

That hurt and degrade

A few simple words

Brighten a day

When it comes to him

Words I’m denied

Too many feelings

Wrapped up inside

So many words

On the tip of my tongue

I find them inadequate

For expressing my love

So I say nothing

The silence just grows

I pray with my actions

My love I have shown

By, TJP

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Looking In

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On the outside looking in

This is where her life begins

Wanting what she sees inside

It’s not the things, though they are nice

Not even warmth from the night

The yellow glow from the window spreads

Good feelings for the life ahead

Those who dwell inside you see

Live a life of harmony

There is no anger in those walls

No need to hide when darkness falls

As the night turns into day

Those inside begin to play

She says a prayer down deep inside

That this, their home, she may reside

Forgive her when she stops to stare

For in your window the hearts laid bare

Never has she hoped to be

A part of a home where love is free

By, TJP

But It Is

It’s not the way he holds her

How he pets her hair

The way he looks her in the eyes

Pretends he doesn’t care

The little grin

His smiling eyes

The little things he shares

Takes her hand

Walks by her side

The kisses that impair

There isn’t any single thing

That proves he is her love

She would tell you

It’s so much more

When really it’s just enough

By, TJP

Don’t Worry

She worries a lot.

There has been a lot in her life to worry about.

She has seen a lot.

Worry hasn’t stopped her.

She has tried to stop.

She will live.

She will smile.

Her eyes ever vigilant.

Though she sees the darkness.

She will forever stand in the light.

Encased

Where is your heart

Laying wast below a layer of dust

Turned to cement by tears

Fishers and bore holes

Allow for just enough sunlight

One single tulip blooms

Protected in the hard shell

A beauty unseen by the outside world

Fully matured longing

Denied an adults foresight

Naive in solitude

Injured again by bursting forth

With out thought

Only to be hidden again

A heart stunted

Cemented by tears

By, TJP

Love is not just a word

It is an action

A moment given

A kiss

Love is compassion

Time

A lingering hug

A helping hand

Love is not reserved

Given freely

Whether or not it is earned

A smile

A handshake

Respect undeserved

Love given speaks of the giver

Yet is not meant for the one who gave

Often over looked

Not always returned

Love is present

Through anger and sorrow

Simple to give

And can not be borrowed

Love is a choice

Not easy to make

At times it even feels like a mistake

Love is dependent on you and on me

To be truly felt it must always be free

By, TJP