Tag: Love

Lessons My Father Taught Me/What I Taught Myself – A Poem

My father taught me to read a person’s body language, so that I could recognize when a punch was coming. I taught myself to read what a person’s body was saying, so that I could offer them comfort even if they didn’t say a… Continue Reading “Lessons My Father Taught Me/What I Taught Myself – A Poem”

Times Mirror – A Poem

I have had a hard time loving myself. The mirror only shows me what I don’t want to look at but I’ve realized over time that I’m hearing the thoughts of other people. A previous boyfriend: “You’d be more attractive if you lost twenty… Continue Reading “Times Mirror – A Poem”

Mercurial Shadows – A Poem

* To my Beautiful Husband. When I think back on nine years of living with the unseen foe that lives within, I find myself going back through the memories that I   have inside of myself. I flick through them as if they are… Continue Reading “Mercurial Shadows – A Poem”

The First Star in the Sky – A Poem

It’s hard to believe that you’re gone. When I was younger, we met by chance and the connection was immediate. Lost in the world, you were an island of calm. You taught me what it was to be loved for who I was, not… Continue Reading “The First Star in the Sky – A Poem”

The World That I Carry Within – A Poem

There are worlds we have discovered together, travelling to distant lands full of unknown terrains, our hands joined and our hearts as one. There are also worlds contained within me now that are brighter than they were before, all because of the love that… Continue Reading “The World That I Carry Within – A Poem”

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