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Love Is Real

A Poem

LOVE is REAL.


It feels so long since I came undone...

Ever since that day I’ve been so far from the sun.

But today as the light beams through the blinds.

I am sure I can feel my heart begin to beat again inside.


The silence in which I had begin to roam.

Was not to be stayed in for is not my home.

As I hear the birds sing so sweetly outside.

I breathe in a new lease of life with a breath of pride.


And the Crow who has followed me stares in knowing...

Like he knows exactly what's happened and where I am going.


The questions that have left me so exhausted and broken...

I finally “Let it go" and allow myself to be open.


To be open to all elements, Sun, Wind and Rain.

Is to be open to the idea of Love even if it hurts again.


For there is a place I still believe in under the settled anger and pain.

Where my soul has always wanted to call home and the desire remains.


I was scared that my scars would leave me older and colder.

With more experience weighing me down like a weight on my shoulder.


And I don't know if I will ever find what I am looking for.

But I know I can’t compromise with my heart anymore.


So as I hold the power inside I give myself permission.

To “Let It Go" all the fears, all the hurt and relentless questions...


To allow myself the time to accept and to heal.

But to continue to believe that LOVE is REAL.

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Steven Baldry
Steven Baldry

I have been writing Poetry since I was a teenager. Now in my late thirties I enjoy it more than ever. I find it a wonderful release and it helps me to free my mind and understand myself and my emotions.

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