Shadows of my Dreams

I never meant to fall
in love.
Because fear had crippled
And weakened my heart.

I was soaring through gauzy clouds of worry and shame.
Too scared to land and fall for the
Pretty words of poetry and song.
No matter how good they sounded
In my ears.

It was a lesson learned
Long ago.
A lesson in the brutality of a
Broken heart,
Buried under truthful lies
And clever words disguised as
Affection.

I felt like giving up the power
That shined in my soul,
Because I believed I
Wasn’t worthy of love.

I felt like dying in the moonlight
And letting my wings turn
To stone.
Becoming a statue of grief
And loneliness,
Overlooking the world that
Passed me by.

But then,
I found your love between
The ghosts in the meadows
And the shadows of my dreams.

I took the risk and jumped
Off of the edge.
Letting my pain fade from my
Memories and
Allowing myself to feel the
Impact of your
Love on my soul.

I could fly again.

You delivered me
With soothing whispers
And tears streaming
Down your face.

You sheltered me
And kept me alive
Because you loved
Me.

You loved the damaged
Creature that hid in the hollows
Of my heart.
You loved not only who I am
But the monster I once was.

And for that,
I will never let you go.
I’ll love you more than the
Moon will allow me to,
And love you more after that.

In the end, when I looked
Up at the starlit
Sky above me
I saw only you.

And only ever will.

©️KVP
Art: SkullHeads
Prompt: ALT Weekly Prompt

Published by Kim V Poetry

I've always had a passion for writing. In this crazy world that we live in, I find my solace in made up words and make believe stories. Let's escape into the void and forget about it all just for a moment or two.

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