Waving, Not Drowning
Drowning in memories and dreams,
I fall deeper and deeper into the depths of despair,
I wallow in scenes from the yester year,
Desperately trying to make sense of it all.
Suddenly I head for the light,
Break free of the crushing weight of the water,
I gasp for air, my face wet with tears,
Know that I will continue to dive until I am safe.
So down I go again, diving deeper and deeper than ever before.
The answer is there, the truth laid bare,
I will be able to breathe underwater.
Love is like barbed wire
Everyone wants a piece of me,
I lay myself bare, open to their needs,
They pick me apart, feasting at will,
Like vultures on roadkill.
I am safe in my home,
Safe with the love I have chosen,
Although, that love too,
Can be wrapped in barbed wire,
Surprising me with his words,
I turn away bleeding,