Once consumed by love’s façade,
I spiraled low and hit the ground.
Was here before when love was new
but this time loyalty took too much.
It whittled me into a contorted shape,
barely recognizable with a severed heart.
What I thought was true, found was a ruse
…used against, not for benefit.
Oh foolish girl, you believed again
in someone else instead of you.
What pushed aside and hid so deep
your own well being and sense of meaning?
It wasn’t strengthened to take forefront,
not yet developed to ward off peril.
It’s okay, I’m here and stronger, we’ll heal
the wounds that love did hazard.
I’ll comfort you and shore you up,
hold you close and tell your worth.
We won’t allow another time
that undermines our soul to shine.
Mary invites us to be inspired by Leonard Cohen, his poetry and music over at dVerse Poets today. I always get goosebumps everytime I hear his song “Hallelujah”…so his words helped create mine. http://dversepoets.com/2013/02/16/poetics-leonard-cohen-and-place/