A Single Tear
Poem by Shelly Price
Shadows dance on the walls as I lay next to you,
I'm hypnotized by your breathing as you sleep.
I feel an overwhelming sense of peace within me,
which has caused a single tear to roll onto my cheek.
This tear has fallen, fallen for all the yesterday's,
for all the pain I've caused and for all the sorrow.
A single tear has fallen to wash away all my wrongs,
to make way for love in our life together tomorrow.
To be afraid of our love is to fear life itself,
for without love what true meaning does life have?
Life is about the sharing of ones self with another,
and reaching for all of the gusto we each can grab.
We each bare our own set of love's battle scars,
we've allowed our pain to block us from what's real.
Wounds will heal when we begin to trust in love,
and can acknowledge what we both continue to feel.
I dream of the day we both finally can surrender,
and be freed from the painful bondage of our past.
A day when the storms within us are quiet and still,
allowing us to embrace our love, meant to last.
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