Here I Am
���� There was a time my heart didn't understand, my spirit broken and my soul totally lost to all the sounds of laughter and the smiles to which came love. There was a time my eyes did not see anything before me, my ears did not hear the noise life was trying to speak.
����� Wandering through the days as though I was just a shadow of a child who once knew love, pulling the covers over my head and pretending there was not a world outside.
����� Seeing people who in their sixties and seventies still holding hands, still smiling like they were in love for the very first time and oh the sparkle in their eyes.......... How it glowed through the daylight of life, and yet there I stood wondering why is it them and not me. Oh how I wished I could feel that love, that passion for life, the desire to give what my heart held to tight and closed.
����� And then one day without thought a man appeared before me, offering his kindness and gentle words......... Opened his heart to mine and would not let my spirit die. Gave me a key to open my heart and feel what he was trying to tell me.
����� Now a full blown love has taken the place where emptiness once stood, a mind which looks to the future and sees joy and laughter, a body which knows what home is truly, and the soul so complete beyond all reasoning and understanding.
������ All I had to do was stop fighting and pretending I was alright, You showed me that.� You touched my soul with such gentleness with only words, never asking anything except my trust in return. Now here I stand before you with heart exposed and naked awaiting your words to envelope it, awaiting the moment I eagerly yearned for. Now here you stand before me reaching out with love's grasping hand saying "take hold and I won't let you go."
������ Here I am praying to god and all the spirits to never let
this feeling go, to never loose this man who has conquered my
heart, here I am saying Thank you god for the miracle and
blessing you have given to me. Forever will I treasure this man,
forever will he know his heart and mine are one.
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����������������������������������������������������������������������� ����������������������������Diane L. McAuley