Random Thoughts

Fortifications (Letter to Myself)

The pain you hide behind so darkly is you.

Build a wall around
this hole full of pain
and slowly fill it in
with love.

The love you gave away so freely will do.

Keep the wall low and
leave a few bricks loose,
be sure to let some pain
escape every day -

Let anyone who wants to help you
do their special part.

Dig a ditch around
this mountaintop of pain
and let it slowly fill
with love.

The love you so freely gave away is you.

Keep it clean and fresh
and not too wide to cross,
be sure to let some pain
wash away each day -

Welcome all the friendly shovels
to the daunting task.

Let the pain abate;
keep that wall low;
running water clear
with love -

The love you gave away was always part of you.

Life, love, live, love;
Life, love, live, love

And everyone is waiting
for you to make your way

Burial is over
not drowning any more,
spirit taking wing
A butterfly


Demo - 2022 06 27

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© Huw Powell

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