Down is not where you belong
A creature of such grace
Should never need a cage
Though your body is not strong
And sometimes misbehaves
The molecules betray you
I would take the very breath out of my lungs
To give you one more moment
If I could be your healer
I would break the hands of death to keep you warm
And give you one more moment
If I could be your healer
I would siphon off the blood
And steal the beats from my own heart
If I could save the ones I love
Is it too late to wake them up?
I would trade my fading pulse
And break my hourglass apart
If I could give the grains to you
If there was something I could do
I would forfeit all the smiles that I am losing anyway
To put the stars back in your sky and for a moment make you safe
Do we have to be so helpless? Does this distance have to be?
I wish I could be your healer
How I miss you here with me
Omg this is so touching and heart felt. It makes me want to smile and cry and tons of other things at the same time. You have done it again with this one!
Thank you Lydia 🙂 you are very kind!
It’s a good one 🙂
Thank you Autumn!
My heart aches for the pain you must have endured to have received inspiration for this beautiful poem.
Thank you, Muse. I wish I did not have to watch those I love suffer. I wish I could restore the things life steals away. I wish I could mend us all.
Do you ever close your eyes and pretend a poem is for you? I really needed this tonight. Thank you.
I’m thankful it was something you needed. I am not skilled enough to know what people need, so I write out of selfishness I suppose, with the distant hope that somehow it may be useful to someone. I wish I were better at writing things which could encourage and help. I am very thankful you saw something in it which you needed tonight. That makes it worth the time 🙂
All we can do is write from the heart and send it into the cosmos. And trust it will find the eyes of the ine it needs to touch. Catharsis is an instant healer.
Speaking from the heart, being raw, you are skilled beyond your beliefs. Don’t stop.
I’m looking at my insecurities tonight too.
But don’t stop
So lovely and touching, it makes my heart ache for the wishes we all make. Such a window to the depths of your passion.
Thank you Jadedheart. If only those wishing stars worked…
And yet I still wish upon each one I see… 🙂
I’m afraid if “believing” is a component of fulfilled wishes, I may be left unfulfilled for a while yet. I feel that the sparkle has fallen from the stars lately. I once studied them intently, but now I barely notice them. And I certainly haven’t been wishing on them lately. Your hopefulness is inspiring
That is just so beautiful, who among us has not wished they could heal a loved one or a child. xx
Thank you Willow. Helplessness may indeed be one of the most villainous feelings to invade us
wishing and wanting, VW, … The Earth could do with such a healer… one who cares so, so much.. xPenx
I care too much, perhaps, but feel that I can do so little. Thank you, Lady Pen
I can relate to this in many ways.I enjoy your posts very much. 😉
Thank you so much J! Coming from someone with your talent, that is quite a compliment 🙂
i teared up readin this. so beautiful!
Thank you, Jenny. I know you understand what it is like to need a healer 🙂 Glad to see you back!
yes i do understand the feeling, and in a way reading ur work brings me that.
That is an amazing compliment. It warms my heart 🙂
It seems you are a master-poet – wow! Well-crafted form and imagery and emotion and passion and…. thanks for finding my blog, and now I must subscribe to yours!
Oh no, not at all lol. I just mess around with words, but that is very kind of you to say! Thank you very much for stopping by! I appreciate the comment!
This is extraordinary and so beautiful…I couldn’t have said it better…
Thank you very much. That’s quite a compliment coming from one who is as talented at saying things as you are
Just so beautiful.
Thank you Edward. I’m so glad you stopped by!