if only

if only she knew
how often she steals
my thoughts
and tempts my dreams
that once held hope
tightly around my finger
if only she knew
how sorry I am
that I couldn’t reach her
and give to her
the promise that
the ocean would lay
like a sheet of glass
in a world
where waves hide
protruding rocks
if only she knew
how easy it would be
for me to lead her to a field
with eyes closed
only to reveal
a thorn less valley
blanketed by my affection
allowing her to dance under
the painted sky
and finally,
finding her breath again
if only she knew

© Copyright 2014 Melissa Leigh Clarke. All Rights Reserved.

About Melissa Leigh

I believe that every life is full of endless moments that help you, hurt your, change you, inspire you, and allow you to mold yourself into the best version of yourself that you can possibly be. Stories exist in all of us and need to be shared in order to grow.
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3 Responses to if only

  1. Reblogged this on Free to Write and commented:

    Once again. For those who we may have lost. Who are lost. Or who we may not want to lose.

  2. Lulu's back says:

    That’s beautiful, thanks for sharing!

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