One day someone is gonna hurt you. They will say something untrue, but vulnerable, you’ll believe, that what they said might be true. Crack open that heart a sliver, and let doubt in and self esteem trickle out.
This is why I do, what I always do. When it comes to you.
Let my eyes light up, when you appear.
Let my smile break the sound barriers.
Let loose a tear and cry, and cry, and cry.
Whisper my love like a lullaby.
Tear out my heart, hold it up.
Catch my joy in a paper cup.
For you to see, for you to see.
I bind my hands around your form
and hold you like a prayer
never letting go, never letting go.
wanting to protect and nourish.
wanting to cover and defend.
My heart rests against your sleeping brow
as I watch you, now, unaware
that there is something magical about you
something that makes me more than I ever knew I could be. A mom. A mother. Your fiercest fan.
Pride straightens my spine, and steels my resolve.
For you I can.
For you I will.
You are my greatest joy, my biggest dream.
You are everywhere and everything to me.
Never settle for less than I know you are worth,
even from yourself.
Someone is going to hurt you. It’s inevitable as the tide.
My mission, my goal, my steadfast hope.
Is that after the pain, you hear it
clear as a bell on a stormy shore,
Love from me.
Love from my heart that bore you.
That true and unending power
of who you are
who you have always been.
who you can be, if you only trust
in your own value.
You are not words spoken
anyone can speak
anyone can say a damn word
words cost nothing
so everybody spends.
Only love creates at great cost.
Only love bleeds and begs
Only love proves its worth
While words toss themselves down
like gutter pennies,
love pays in advance.
It rings like diamonds from my heart.
Sings for you like expensive wine.
You don’t need their boxed booze.
You don’t need their copper coin.
You are, have always been,
Words are cheaply spoken
but a poem is crafted
from more than words.
Listen for poetry
and you won’t hear anything else.