He (she too) knows he is called strange
And beautiful in the same breath.
His (her) delight in life contagious
And the right mix of elements
He (she does) crashes
And no words nor touch
Can reach him.
Blinded and numb.
(She turns within)
For no one can save him and he knows this.
They do not fathom the depths
He can hold his breath longer
For he knows at the surface
The darkness waits unbidden.
It always waits
Unbidden and unseen by others.
(They do not see it
They do not feel it)
And they lose patience
Going on their way
To fill their own void for they cannot hold their
breath any longer.
(She is still there)
And he resurfaces.
Returns from the untime
To be aware.
Skin tender, jaw tight
And goes on.
Invites others from empty tables to join him.
Holds others when their arms are too full
Because he is thankful they have not swam so
deep into the darkness as he.
(He sees remnants of shadows on her eyes)
Bare your soul
And there is silence.
You do not know whether they think you are an
Or they just do not know what to say.
So you wrap yourself back up knowing
That you are brave and beautiful regardless.
Let them be them and you be you.
There is no right or wrong in the realm of
We are all born
Big love in our hearts.
Complete and bottomless.
We are perfect souls.
But some get trampled
And abandoned on this path,
This journey of life
And we learn to shrink love.
We hide it.
Bury it deep,
Or carry it in a cage keeping it separate
From our heart so as not to touch it
But deny as you will,
You are stil love.
You are big, beautiful love.
And the work you do to try and hide it
Consumes every waking hour.
Every dream you dream.
Searching for love elsewhere.
Your love is good enough for you.
Open the cage
And put love back where it belongs
In your heart.
So many people feeling less than.
Surrounded by criticism.
Held hostage by
Those who hold onto forgiveness
Desiring unobtainable perfection through their eyes alone.
You are perfectly perfect being human.
Perfection is accepting your humanness,
And the whole of us.
Our so called flaws are part of us.
They make us even more beautiful.