No Dark Storms

If you will but visit
when you are wind-battered
you will find me here
ready to hold you
when you are too weary
to hold your own.

I will not clip your wings
for my own gain.
Instead, my belief in you
will support your
love of flight.
You will own your true sky
with me as your companion.

I will not hold you under,
steal your breath
trying to drown you.
Instead, I will build you a boat
so you can skim high over
dangerous seas
with a sail, full and tall.

I will not hide in the woods
and lay a trap for your heart.
Instead, if I know the way
you will find me a ready guide
with a hand strong and sure
through any forest of shadows
that darkens your path.

Nor will I leave you to parch
in the harsh sun of critique.
Instead, I will build you a lodging
to keep you cool from the heat
so no elements of hate
can harass your beautiful heart.

My love, if you will allow,
I will be your island.
Soft clouds, warm air
will be yours.
Safe refuge, and
a welcome harbor
are in my heart waiting.

There will be
no dark storms here.

~ cj 2011.08.31

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3 Responses to No Dark Storms

  1. cindy mccaa says:

    In life and love we learn as we grow from our mistakes and expectations that truly love is a soft breeze to rely on. CJ you have a way of putting the wisdom,you have lived to obtain, into words that evoke emotion. You have written to my heart once again. As love is not an expectation but a giving of ones heart to another, simply, completely without abandon, with a freedom that endures. I wish all the people in this world of ours had this unselfish understanding.

    Your sharing has become very important to me and for that I thank you!

    • cjromb says:

      Wow, Cindy…your comment brought tears to my eyes.

      You are right, and that’s exactly what I was trying to convey. I’ve started a blog called Attack Inside The Fence, but haven’t finished it. It covers the same topic a different way.

      I want to be a refuge for anyone I love. Not a threat. I want my love, whether friend, family or romance, to feel safe and protected, to come to me when they need help, and know I will not hurt them.

      It takes a lot of work to be able to be a person who can do that. I think I am a work in progress as we all are, and me sharing this stuff is me externally declaring this is who I am working to always be.

      I’m so glad me sharing means something to you. It touches me more than I bet you know. Thanx for taking the time to come out here and comment, sharing how YOU feel. 🙂

  2. Karen Schertz says:

    It’s now the end of a long, stressful day, and I’m having difficulty expressing myself, but I wanted you to know how much I enjoyed your poem – it’s absolutely beautiful!

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