Burdened, heavy, hurting
A heart in search of needed escape from present pain
Frightful, folks’ love could not helpful be
Inner comforts more appealing
Unknowingly drawing gloom
On this beautiful creature so graceful, so full of life.
Then, the unexpected kind words so reassuring
An embrace of strong arms, strength long sought
Breath-taking smiles never fading
Eyes full of warmth, beckoning
Appeasing: do let go, please?
Freedom explored oblivious of range
Horizon widened, feelings unleashed
Too expectant, realising late
It was . . . a mirage!
A lightening recoil
Burrowing back, deeper
Into a shelter of welcome pain
Gradually building walls no usurpation can defeat
Imaginary bars so comforting
A numbing realization of
Love, so hopeless