The fear of getting hurt it almost
It churns in my stomach every time
Something new happens.
What if it doesn’t work.
What if you find someone better.
What if you fall out of love.
What if I’m simply not good enough.
What if, what if, what if.
These questions will never be answered until
The instance happens.
And what then?
I lose my best friend and lover.
Until I can look at you
And not feel incomplete.
A love poem. Not my best, but a shot.
Only with you do I feel completely safe
Completely able to let go of everything and
I lose myself in your touch, your taste, your smell –
And I feel whole.
Heat and desire overtake my body, mind, and soul
Wanting nothing more than to stay this way forever.
In your arms nothing can touch me,
Nothing can ruin what we have.
Our connection is too strong.
I’ve never wanted anyone this much.
I’ve never loved anyone this much.
It’s scary, I’d give you the world if I could.
If I could make everything better, I would.
You are it.
Three components to make one whole.
Three components to show you how I feel.
My heart is in this.
My soul is in this.
My entire being is in this.
I’m fully and completely yours.
The transition is a wave.
We see it forming
We see it coming.
Then all in one motion it hits us and we are knocked down
Pulled under, unable to breathe and unable to adjust.
Forced to absorb and take everything
That is now in front of us.
Forced to understand and accept everything
That is new to us.
The transition can make us
Or break us.
It can help us grow
Or take us down.
Forced upon our helpless souls like
Chores, homework, responsibilities.
Forced upon scared and worried minds like
Monsters, ghosts, ghouls.
The transition is not something we can escape.
Because by escaping, we lose.
We lose our integrity, credibly, and
Respect of others.
Forced into adulthood too fast, too soon.
Forced into being independent too fast, too soon.
Too fast, too soon.
Too much, too much.
What doesn’t kill you
Makes you stronger.
Muscles tear, and rebuild,
Becoming greater than they were before.
What doesn’t push you
To the edge
Will only increase your threshold for pain
And raise that bar.
What doesn’t make you
Give up completely
Makes you feel proud for what
You have overcome.
You grow with each put down you conquer.
You rise with each slap in the face you stand tall for.
You rebuild yourself.
Into a stronger self.
That can take on anything the world throws at you.
Oh to break loose
Like a caged animal.
Using all of the strength you can muster
Just to get out.
To be free of the vertical and horizontal bars that trap you.
Teeth ready to bite anything that
Gets in the way.
Wild eyes blazing like an inferno that
Cannot be put out.
It’s all about you, nothing else
And no one else
Crosses your mind.