LOVE HAS ARRIVED
Lonely and aching, I knew there could be no hesitating,
If love should ever arrive.
My true love was out there somewhere,
Breathing the same air.
“Where are you?” I prayed each night,
And though I prayed with all my might,
I answered my own question talking to myself.
“You are not ready for love,
Not now, not yet, maybe not ever.”
You were but a shadow it seems,
I could not hold you or touch you,
You were a figment of my dreams.
I gave up after a while,
I never saw your eyes or your smile.
“Where are you?” I asked.
In my weakened state, I overlooked you.
But I grew, forgetting my own needs.
My life changed. You saw me helping others,
And you took a chance,
And taught me to love, to laugh, and to dance.
I was ready for love because you had opened my heart.
You are still in my dreams, but now I can hold you.
Love has arrived.
August 27, 2017