The girl from humble beginnings
Held back by fears and haunting words:
‘You’re no good’, ‘you’ll ruin everything you touch’.
Love became an elusive ghost
She had long given up the cause.
Until the boy came along.
In all innocence she never expected
Those feelings she felt rumbling
Might ever be realised.
In two minds she wondered of desire
With such bedevilling in her mind.
She could so easily ruin him
Lose him in dark places she abhorred.
As lovers they connected
He loved her as the woman he saw
She loved him for the man he was.
Despite their flaws
Their love increased
From shy, to smile, to smitten.
In gentle ways their hands did clasp,
Their bodies when entwined
Took each other far away
In poignant treasured moments.
In morning light they lay together
He loved her precious self
She saw him as not like other men
It was, as it should have been,
Her voices laid to rest.