Welcome, Sweet Friend

It’s been a
long battle,
and I’ve watched
you suffer
at the hands
of the heartless
while you fought
to reclaim me.

I’ve been here,
cheering you on,
while you
conquered demons
that stampeded
without warning
from your past
right through
the city center
of your now.

Then, when you
tried to catch breath,
I screamed in agony
witnessing
it nearly consume
your sweet soul,
as you struggled to flee
a desperate thief
stabbing you
with sharp, lying knives
concealed in his cloak.

You broke free,
and your confidence
swelled as you marched
to stand down
those who deserved
your righteous truth
delivered to their
merciless door.

Your spirit won
as your mind
pushed your heart
to turn away
from those who
had earned
nothing more
than your back.

I am so touched
that your desire
fueled you
to fight a battle
worthy of honor
to be with me.

Now, here you stand
at my door,
smiling in triumph,
offering me a heart
still open and willing
in spite of being
a bit fatigued
and unsure.

How can I resist
as I reach out my hands
and open my arms?

I am here,
I’m all yours.
And I love you.

Welcome, sweet friend
To Your Life.

~ cj 2011.10.24

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19 Responses to Welcome, Sweet Friend

  1. Gail Hite Cua says:

    Beautiful!!!!

    • cjromb says:

      This was a TOTAL blast to write! 🙂 I can’t believe how much stuff has turned around since the time on the ticker below. Whew.

    • cjromb says:

      Thank you Ms. Gail. I’m soooo looking forward to meeting you!!!

  2. That is so beautiful! You are very talented, lady.

  3. cindy mccaa says:

    Warms my heart for your sweet soul!

  4. David says:

    I like it!

  5. Susan says:

    This is really great CJ.

  6. Karen Schertz says:

    That’s beautiful, and so very wonderful to read. So glad your spirit won, and you’re smiling in triumph. I’m smiling right back!

  7. Kevin S says:

    Wonderful ….

  8. Jeff Tomaschefsky says:

    I know that came from the soul CJ because I could feel MY soul telling me to keep fighting the deamons that deserve nothing but my back. I can’t wait till I get to the doorstep that welcomes ME back. I’m glad to see that one warrior refused to quit fighting. It would have been much easier but that’s what separates the fighter from the CHAMPION. Stand on the porch and keep yelling CJ! I’m looking for you in the spirit realm. Inside I think that when I reach MY open arms, I won’t be living far down the road from you. I imagine in my mind, a pretty cool neighborhood. Keep writing!…We’re reading. 🙂

    • cjromb says:

      You really WILL see the light at the end of this Jeff. I am so incredibly thankful that I made the decision to walk through the fire that I did. Some of the things I’ve done this year have been brutally painful on me, but I’m determined to have healthy relationships and a happy life, and I will pay whatever price I need to in order to find my way there.

      Friends like you have helped. You’re the wind beneath my wings, cheering me on. And I’m your friend, too. Whenever you need, I’m here. I hope you know that.

  9. What a gift of inspiration, hope and life itself. Your gift with words goes beyond craft – it is pure art. The Universe MUST truly love me to have led me to you, CJ. My spirit and heart dance with you…

    • cjromb says:

      Thank you, my new, sweet friend. I’m looking forward to you and I talking. You’re strong, and I’m here to remind you it’s worth the battle you have in front of you. I promise.

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