About the Poem
This poem is about making wrong choices in love and relationships and building walls. Its also about opening up and seeing that someone loving and caring IS there.
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In Love Of Michael
I constructed my walls, my fortress
With much thought, brick by brick.
Each one carefully placed there.
Each one with such absolute purpose.
This was a life long achievement. A mastery.
Not something constructed over night.
No windows. No doors. Just seclusion.
A place for protection of the heart.
The mortar in place to hold each brick
Ever so tight. So that no one could enter
This fortress so securely sealed.
How proud I was of my creation.
With each encounter, with each poor judgement
The walls grew thicker. The soul shrank.
The darkness enveloped me, covering me
In my delusions, I was happy.
Until I could not see at all, just darkness.
Who's at my wall? Who could it be?
Did I even care? Did I even feel?
I am numb. Even to myself.
Someone stood fast. Waiting patiently.
When I turned around, a simple smile.
Wanting nothing, just a friend.
But why me, I'd ask.. What do you see?
In my pain, there appeared light.
In my folly, there was hope.
In my sorrow, he brought joy.
The darkness reclaimed the bright.
So how did he get here? And who let him in?
No one is supposed to be here!
No one is to see my heart. It's hidden.
I am scared! I stand waiting and wondering.
But Michael wanted nothing of me.
He just loved me, without return.
He just cared, without demands.
He was just there, carrying a glimmer of hope.
How could that be, I'd laugh.
And what does he want of me?
Nothing? How so? How can that be? It can't be me!
A smile, nothing more, was his Key.
So how could I not fall in love?
How could I help my soul?
It cried out for him. How could I not hear?
For I was lost and searching all my life, you see.
I fought the fight and lost. My fortress crumbled.
It surrendered to his kindness. I fell into his soul.
I felt his love swallow me whole. I am complete.
I step from behind my walls and into Michael's light!