In my heart of hearts I know this,
how much I yearn to feel a sweet soft kiss.
That if I was to even begin to try,
I couldn't stop the tears that I need to cry.
So I attempt to shield my heart but cannot dim its light,
that through my splayed hand shines so bright.
Exposing each and every vulnerable piece,
that continues to hurt and defys to cease.
Sensing the love that's always been there,
in addition a barrier that prevents me to care.
Too much as I've been hurt that way before,
for once I've gave I offer more and more.
Holding back not one iota of who I am,
setting my ways apart from my dad and mam.
So used to being repelled for reaching out,
no wonder I run when my heart begins to doubt.
Heartache is not something I can now taste,
for it was forced down my throat like a mashed tatie paste.
Etched for life by what it means to let down your guard,
past pain and tears have left me scarred.
To start a new as I cannot lose sight,
of the tears I shed night after night.
I need to spend time learning to love me,
for I crave nothing more right now to simply WANDER FREE!!!
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