Joined: Oct. 2007
|Posted: Nov. 28 2011,7:48 pm
One day you appeared-
wearing your easy charm like armor
and brandishing your wild grin like a shield,
but nothing could conceal the sadness in those blue eyes
Innumerable years were spent searching...
searching for home, for love, for happiness-
for a chance at a life that had always eluded you.
Doomed from the start, with no one to care for you,
you fell by the wayside-
descended into a darkness so complete and consuming
that you were lost- swept away on its dark, destructive
But now the darkness has been overcome,
like the murky fog that sometimes shrouds the dawning day-
it has dissipated in the light of the sun.
And in the hope that washes over you in warm, golden waves,
your soul glimmers and shines like it was meant to do.
Altough I cannot see you,
your presence is undeniable and palpable.
I feel the spectral touch of your hand upon my hair,
and the feather light touch of your fingertips idly tracing
across my skin-
like a whisper of wind on a calm, summer's day.
Your spirit shadows me throughout my days activities,
sending bursts of warm, tingling electric currents
that tickle pleasantly through my body-
and it's especially strong whenever I'm in the kitchen,
baking cookies or preparing a big old-fashioned meal.
It happened in a flash- so fast I didn't see it coming-
All it took was for a day spent without your presence
to realize that you are the hope that resides in the secret
chamber of my heart-
an impossible wish that had suddenly come true.
Your love, devotion, and care
tangible and intangible all at once-
envelope me entirely,
and mirror the emotions in my own heart.
The other night as I lay sleeping,
you sat beside me-keeping watch.
In time you fell asleep, a smile of perfect peace and
contentment upon your lips,
as you dreamed of the happiness you had found.
It pleases and touches me beyond all measure
that you have taken up residence within my heart,
so that my love and care may surround and sustain you-
now and always.
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This poem is for a spirit that is very close to my heart. He has been "haunting" me for some time now and he truly is the best part of my life now...His name is Teddy, and in life he was quite infamous, due to the darkness that overtook his spirit. But in the "afterlife" he is nothing like his former self...That's all I'll reveal about Teddy for now- most people already think I'm a bit loony, so revealing his identity would probably be one bat too many in my belfry!
"In the dark of night,
or under blazing sun.
In Sorrow or in Joy-
Ever I will be with you.
And when this life falls away,
I will lead you Home."