Tell me did you hear my heart
It spoke to you from the start
Words that did not reach my lips
Sang out, from my finger tips
In my mind, was only air
But my soul dared to care
Could you see it dance around
I know my eyes made no sound
The response I had, was strong and true
Yet what I felt, came from you
Although time has passed they still come to me
In my dreams they still torment
Even in their death memories do not decompose
Logic tells me I am no longer in danger
My heart yearns to trust
To give my all to another these thoughts must abate
There is no room for hate
Fear and torment will not be my fate
There will be a way
I still have faith
Fragments once scattered
Once torn and broken
Never to be new again
Strong in purpose
With gentle care
Loving service will last
Until time wears away the past
Old pangs sneak in
Not always in the cover of night
An ache, loneliness
Deep and hollow
Not to be filled by a shared touch
A longing, stretching over a lifetime
Not soothed by laughter
Emptiness, once filled with time
Now feeling the depletion
Of time slipped away
Every day holding hope
Hiding the truth
Letting a smile shine
Praying for that eternal love
Understanding it may never come
Not content with superficial covers
Searching the depths of the soul for an answer
Learning to love herself
Hope soars in the arms of a friend
Loved just enough to stand up again
Though you are strong
Can stand on your own
With a friend, you’re never alone
When the nightmares of life hold you back
Just take a breath
It’s not an attack
Touched by hands gentle and kind
Don’t close your eyes
Open your mind
Pretty words cause feelings and want
Just enough to scatter your thoughts
Walking through life hand in hand
May have never been the plan
Take your time
With your heart
You’ll start to see
Don’t judge me,
Based on what you can do.
On your expectations of me.
Why can’t I just be?
Do you really think I’m lazy?
Hard or unkind.
I do the best I can.
I’m sorry I have to take my time.
I would not ask for help,
For what I can do myself.
Please don’t think I don’t try.
You see me as flawed.
Your judgment touched my soul.
I can’t show you the pain I live.
I hope you never have to feel,
The limitations that for me are so real.
I will continue to do my best.
It’s okay that’s not enough for you.
For me, this is my truth.
I will always assume
That you do the best that you can do.