As a child, our feelings ran free!
in the way of this world
as we grew into adulthood,
we were told that our feelings
are not as significant as reason.
As we grow,
we are taught that showing feelings
we are told to control our feelings…
Don’t let them see you cry,
showing feelings can be dangerous,
it can show weakness
making us seem too sensitive.
And because of what we are taught,
we don’t always understand them
or even know how they come.
But, they do come, knowing us better
then we know ourselves.
But I know that feelings matter…
Love, pain, joy, hurt, happiness.
Sometimes they can be small,
like when I smell cookies baking
and I miss my grams.
And sometimes they are massive,
like when my granddaughter
died at birth and I watched her
However, if you are fortunate
and I mean, really fortunate,
that one feeling will come along
that will change everything!
I remember such a feeling,
and how it flooded my heart years ago
when this guy invited me to his community
and showed me his kind and loving heart.
And not so long ago,
when I looked into his eyes!
And those are the same feelings
that I have right now….
The feeling that you are him,
my future, my love, my heart, my life!
And this feeling, I trust, I believe in
more than anything I have ever trusted
or believed in, in my life!
Because with you, is the only place
I have ever felt was home.