I yearn to be in your presence,
Feel the warmth you provide
Just from being near.
Cleanse my soul
While I drink in your essence
Upon my return
And soak you in.
I promise to visit soon
And we’ll converse
In our own language-
Of whispers and secrets-
I’ll tell you of all my travels
And listen to your tales
Of everything you’ve witnessed
From around the world.
I can’t wait to see you again…
I’ll catch a glimpse of you in the distance
And you’ll wave,
Just like you always do,
Welcoming me home.
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I did all there was to do
Yet here I stand
On unsure footing
Stopped on a road…
She sits on the wooden shelf
An unwelcome grin etched on to her face
As the people around her
Mill around the house
Go about their day
And pay her no attention.
Patiently with her stiff limbs
Hoping all day
Today’s the day
When they come home
They’ll pick me up off of the shelf
And play with me.
The hour arrives,
The family trudges in
And they begin to mill around the house
And go about the rest of their day
Without a glance at the shelf
Where the doll sits by herself
Waiting for love.
One person seeking solace
From the pain that befalls us
One person waiting with open arms
Minus the fear of harm
Equals one bond
Created from a friendship so strong.
I wished upon a star
For a dream that felt so far
It could never be in reach
Until the atmosphere was breached.
That shooting star, it fell
My anxiety was quelled
As the stars revealed destiny
And showed that we were meant to be.
I’ll write you as I please,
A character in my story
Is all you’ll ever be
I’ll make you dance
I’ll make you sing
I’ll make you fall in love with me
When I feel I’m in over my head
I’ll cut your strings, puppet,
And set you free.
There was a man that spoke in sonnets
A language native to my yearning ear
We shared our secrets in permanent ink
And laughed at trivial reality.
There was a man that spoke in fragments
Broken language here and there
He talked and talked as I listened
And silently loved him in my dreams.
You will not be taken away from me
Before a kiss is placed from your lips onto mine
A secret shared with nothing standing between us
Our secret language that holds more emotion
Than words could ever carry
Before your arms embrace me so tightly
Just like the day when we first met
When nothing could ever feel so right
Except for where we were at that moment
Before my eyes give away my weakness
And my fear of being alone
You will not be taken away from me
Before I get the chance to say goodbye.
“It’s so good to see you-
You look great!
More importantly, you look happy.”
You agree with a suspicious and silent nod
But a smile turns up the corners of your mouth
As you take a sip from your coffee
And the desirous heat from your mug
Accentuates your blushing cheeks
Instead of hiding them.
You take an exaggerated sigh in preparation
Then begin to tell me your latest story.
Pants rolled up and pushed up
Struggling to hold their place around my knees
As we walked side by side
With sand seeping through the holes between our toes
And you looked at me with a smile in your eyes
And shook your head at my childish play-
Feeling at home for the first time in years
I ran out into the ocean but it wanted to keep me there-
The salt clinging to my jeans
Made my body heavy in the frigid water
As you watched me, you in the sand still smiling
And I struggling to get back to you;
Until the ocean sent a wave that carried me back to shore
And chased me away from its edge
Leaving nothing but a trace of the sea foam bubbles at my heels