Lead Me to Forever
I study the mirror
Doubt marring my reflection
When he says he loves me
Yesterday’s gullible girl swiftly discounts
Sentiments tumbling bravely in candlelit hours
Oft-forgotten by sunrise
When he adds that I’m beautiful
I thwart such flattery
Weary eyes mock
Witness to my journey
Deep lines frame a sputtering twinkle
But flatness dominates
Harsh lessons reaping cynical eyes
Yet this weathered heart implores
I paint on a smile
And turn out the light
Bracing for a final gamble
Trust versus eternal solitude
With trembling arms
I gather scraps of tattered faith
Praying he’ll prove different
Renew my belief in love
And lead me to forever…
Dang, another great and poignant post. Thanks for stirring my soul, maybe it’s time for me to write poetry!
Your unwavering support and warm compliments stir my soul! A simple “Thank you” can’t convey the depth of my gratitude. I would looove to read your poetry…
My dear Lady, you have written a great poem! I was thinking you were going to go into dark waters with hidden icebergs and I was saying to myself, “O, how I need a positive current on this crazy thing we call love right now!” Then, zip, zap you took us to the sunny Caribbean, changed the flow and tone and ended up on a positive note… Which proves to me that Hope, indeed, floats. 😉 Loved it! Look forward to your next trip!
My Dearest Mr. Vogt (aka: master of words),
What a magical way you have of summarizing…You’re always welcome on the journey. I so appreciate your wonderful comments and wit!!
Great poem! At the end it gave love a chance – that’s what we need to do 🙂
Depending on the depth of the wounds, the allure of cowering behind one’s protective wall can be tempting — but the bleakest hour is always followed by dawn…Thanks for your ever-gracious support!
Love this thought of another chance with the sunset, which is actually the beginning of many people’s days, not an end. 🙂
oops, that was for the poem on sunsets… technical difficulty with the operator (me)! 😉
I’ll graciously accept your kind words — regardless where you post them! 🙂
I nominated you for awards. You can go to http://ivonprefontaine.com/2012/12/07/more-awards/ and pick them up. Naturally, there are rules. Congratulations.
Goodness sakes, what a divine honor coming from my favorite inspirational teacher!! Thank you very much. 🙂
You are very welcome.
I love this! Thank you for writing so beautifully.
Your kindness warms my heart…Thank YOU!
I have Nominated your Blog for the Blog Of The year 2012 Award! For more details……http://globallightmindsdailyinspirations.wordpress.com/2012/12/08/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/ Congratulations!
You’ve left me speechless… And for this nomination to come from my number one inspirational indulgence?? Wow! Gratitude is flooding every fiber of my being. Thank you my Dearest Wendy! xo
Wow, what a poem…was that my own reflection I saw in your words? I particularly loved these lines,
” Deep lines frame a sputtering twinkle
But flatness dominates”
Thanks for taking your precious time to share your kind thoughts. Thanks to Eric, I found YOU…I can’t wait to read more of your words! xo
Hi Luggage Lady, Nice Poem. Thank you for liking my poem ‘ Spirituality’. The Foureyed Poet.
You write beautifully. Thank you for letting me find you! 🙂
The pleasure is ALL mine…I cannot wait to read more of YOUR amazing writing. Oh how I love this WordPress World!! xoxo
This is a really amazing poem!! It reflects the feelings so purely and clearly. i couldnt have found these words by myself. i love this poem.
Thank you for placing a huge smile in my heart with your kindness!!
Another stunning post. I admire and love how you play a bass line that adds depth even when there are lighter notes. I agree with your reader above whose favorite line is “Deep lines frame a sputtering twinkle…” but that’s tied with ” With trembling arms/ I gather scraps of tattered faith….” Knockout! Yay for choosing opennness to love. Xo
I stand in awe of your continuous praise. Your generous heart has helped diminish a few of those deep lines for certain. 😉