Melody Mitchell


Altered Desires


I was so unsure of everything
What I wanted
what I needed
All of it so unclear
You came along, lifted me up
And I felt the walls
I built so high
Crumbling down at my feet
You are so divine,
Too good to be true,
A dream I never had
I was just a body
Filled with fright
And it wasn't the way I wanted things
Alone: that's what I desired
But maybe it was the way you sounded
When you said my name
Through telephone lines
Miles away from me
Or the way you stroked my arm
In such a gentle way
While we were close
Which all brought comfort
and worry
and happiness
and warmth
and myself: out of the clouds
My true colors shone
For the first time
Since he colored me gray

Submitted: Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, May 01, 2013

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I wrote this for the first genuine person I have ever met. He's the happiest inspiration I've had in so long. He really helped pull me out of the dark place someone had put me. He made me realize that I did not deserve the sadness that this other person had brought upon me. I'm not sure whether or not to show this to him, but I felt the need to show it somewhere.

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