You said your heart would always be mine,
We danced and laughed and shared deep with each other.
Love was awoken quickly after the spirit of kindred hearts lighted.
Your kindness amazed me your knowledge and understanding delighted me
And when I saw your gifts of poetry and writing
Your passions inspired me.
Now a short time later after a dark time apart,
I find myself refreshed once more with your presence.
Bittersweet as I see you suffer with many things on your heart
For a Jewel has captured your eye and quickly won your heart.
So I give it back this treasure that once was mine
Knowing it will shine brighter
When held by the right owner.
Love is not love when we keep it hidden from it’s purpose.
Love is love when it’s freed to fly high and land where it dreams.
On the outside looking in,
through the window trimmed in black
of a house on the finest block.
The little girl paused and dreamed,
longing ached in her heart
She saw a mothers love for her tiny child,
so sweet and pure, deep and precious
It warmed the little girl from deep inside
Even as she stood with bare feet in the snow,
thin shoulders barely covered with a second hand threadbare shawl.
The aroma of a delicious meal, coming from the kitchen
wafted under her nose, teasing her
with the rich spices and savory cooked chicken.
Family would come and gather
under the warm glow of the glittering chandelier
And raise their crystal glasses to another good year.
But for the small child standing outside,
loneliness, cold, and hunger her only companions,
She treasured each sight and dreamed what it would be
If such loveliness was hers to enjoy.
Of silken sheets and chocolate treats.
While lounging on a soft bed in front of a flickering hearth.