Abandoning dreams, fearing rejection,
I was well-acquainted with crying.
Wallowing in my lack of perfection
made trusting in love not worth trying.
I was chained to pillars of raw despair,
but your candle would not stop burning.
You entered my space with a love so rare,
it released an unrestrained yearning
to end my sadness. By loosening ties,
hope now finds me alive in your eyes.
© Susan Schoeffield
Written for the 2/16/14 “Take One Please” prompt at Creative Bloomings to write a poem using one of these titles: Culture Shock, True Blue, Where Hope Finds Me, A Waltz of Words, Love Never Ceases.