Poetry: Softness

my body does not understand
reacting with sharp vibrant stabs
singing fight or flight ballads
—do or die chorus numbers
where kids say teary goodbyes
under too-far-away stars
under wet weeping willow trees
under rich dark black soil
under sadness turned into madness
—my wounded heart finally stops

no, I tell the flowers
that’s not the real story
not yet anyway, not now
—curving pink petals nod agreement
where hummingbirds take small sips
under muted late February sun
under thick cotton candy clouds
under pale white peach blossoms
under folded tissue paper cranes
—my healing heart grows stronger

54 thoughts on “Poetry: Softness

  1. Thank you for sharing your lovely poem!!.. and the heart will go on…“Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” (Roy T. Bennett )…. 🙂

    Until we meet again…
    May the love that you give
    Always return to you,
    That family and friends are many
    And always remain true,
    May your mind only know peace
    No suffering or strife,
    May your heart only know love and happiness
    On your journey through life.
    (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

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  2. This is just such a beautiful and moving poem, Bridgette; exquisitely worded and completely heart-touching. When I first started to read it, I feared for one minute that things for you had worsened, so I was delighted to read on to your second stanza, which was full of love and hope. I think this has got to be one of my favourites of your poems. It’s just wonderful, my friend. Big hugs for you and your precious daughter – always. Xx 💖💝💖

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