Photo Challenge #65, Sadness, June 16, 2015 – A Boy Wanting to Love a Girl


Photo Credit: Zwobel

What will it take to reach you?

I cry for you daily

As I watch from afar

Your struggles in an abyss

With demons

Who covet you maliciously.

There’s one who stole your childhood

Who destroyed all that you loved.

One whose spitefulness

Deprived you of loved ones

The one boy,

Genuine and true to you.

What will it take to reach you?

For you are locked away

In a place so deep I fear

You may never reappear.

One factor has remained constant

In your heart you have craved love

Mysterious to you

Framed in so many devious ways

Where one hand gives

The other takes away.

Where lovers have used and abused you

Taken from you all that was sacred

How can I reach you?

When all doors to your heart

Are locked and welded shut.

I am me a poor and wretched soul

Inexperienced in matters of the heart

My own journey a damaged and injured one

From tasting a woman’s callousness.

But I know love, I know me,

My hand I extend,

‘Tis strong and safe.

For though you do not see me

My words I know you see.

You don’t always have to be sad

I know now how to reach you.

If I wait and show

By being me, waiting each day

You’ll wake up to see

Standing here with patience

A boy wanting to love a girl.

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22 Responses to Photo Challenge #65, Sadness, June 16, 2015 – A Boy Wanting to Love a Girl

  1. Where one hand gives

    The other takes away.

    Poignant, a piece I can relate too very much having withdrawn so deeply within myself

  2. julespaige says:

    I commend the boy continuing to try…
    and hope for success.
    As you say many can relate.
    And sometimes, I do think, a happy ending is possible.

  3. phylor says:

    By the time I finished I was in tears. You wrote a portion of my life.

  4. DELL CLOVER says:

    Oh, Michael–your poetry defies worthy comments. I’m awed–I’ll just leave it at that. This is painfully beautiful…

  5. Bastet says:

    This is so heart-felt and moving Michael … those last lines that dawn from all the sadness and pain move to the hope of recognition define the whole poem … from sadness hope. Beautiful.

  6. Oliana says:

    What a beautiful poem, Michael. I wish the child I spoke to today would know that there still exists wonderful people like that..somewhere in this world.

  7. mandy says:

    It takes a ready heart for the injured to recognize and trust that extended hand. It also takes a special kind of patience to keep that hand extended and not grow weary. In time, she will grab hold and won’t let go…

  8. mj6969 says:

    A very well and fully rounded out beautiful poem this; you have captured an essence of despair and yet hope, with an understanding that nothing may be not scarred in some way, or less than perfect, but trust, patience and hope are the true strengths, if we choose, not always easy of course …. but, if not for these, then why bother?

  9. humbird says:

    It’s wonderful, tender and full of such patience yet passion and hope…

  10. OnChi says:

    What an incredible love story. True love is looking at person in front of you when all of the dust has cleared and realizing this person had always been there for you, you just never noticed. That’s very moving.

  11. Grace Black says:

    Quite a moving piece. Emotive writing that packs a punch. Thanks for sharing!

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