Friday, February 19, 2010

Inner Strength

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If you poke me do I not bleed?
It’s the line that became a seed
birthing the words now being freed
so read them closely and take heed.

Most of us look strong from the outside
but weakness can be easy to hide.
Within us all is a sense of pride
but it can come and go like the tide.

The body’s a temple this is true,
much stronger than just rubber and glue.
It protects what’s inside me or you
but there are things that make their way through.

Words can be the biggest enemy
they can get inside you easily.
Then like a tapeworm they grow with glee
feeding from emotional debris.

They attach themselves and hold on tight
for they know that there will be a fight.
The good words come to provide the light
that’s needed for the soul to ignite.

The sad news is there’s more bad than good
people don’t always say what they should.
Often they are just misunderstood
with their slight jab like splintering wood.

Take the words in and let them digest
but you make the rules and can protest.
You are the one that knows yourself best
so you can prevent being possessed.

It’s not true that the world is cruel,
it’s people that provide that fuel,
so gather up your strength and duel
then you’ll find your protection jewel.
©MDO


Thursday, February 18, 2010

Trust

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It all boils down to trust
Not an option, it’s a must
If it’s not there you’ll be cussed
And left to take in my dust

It’s a complicated weave
Being formed when you deceive
And it’s true that I will grieve
But just know I will still leave

Be you friend or family
It don’t matter much to me
It’s still the same rules you see
If I can’t trust I will flee

I may be there physically
It’s my heart that will not be
I may be there mentally
But in my mind I am free

Please don’t think that I’m na├»ve
Or that I’ll cry on your sleeve
I am strong, you must believe
And my love you won’t retrieve

Our relationship will rust
Feelings of the past a bust
And although we may adjust
We will never have pure trust
©MDO

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