About the Poem
Like most people, I had given up on love. I had reached a point in my life where I believed it didn’t even exist. I was tired of being hurt, content to live my life without it, always settling for second best as most people do. But, the strangest thing about love is it finds us when we least expect it.
I have found someone who is doing his best to change my mind about love and life itself. He has given me a priceless gift that I will always treasure. Though we are miles apart and can’t be together yet, I wanted to take a moment to thank him for everything.
Thanks for caring, wanting to share your life with me and my kids, for your strength and belief in me, for giving me my soul back, but more importantly, for your love. It has left me speechless, and amazes me more and more everyday. You suggested I submit a poem - so I do this for you.
I never felt I was good enough to submit my poems, even though it has been suggested many times. But that’s the thing about poetry, it doesn’t matter how good you are, the rhyme or the reason, it is what comes across the page and the feeling expressed within each word written. Even if this never gets published on the site, it was enough that someone’s love and belief in my talents and me as a person gave me the strength to do this. It may not be the best poem I've ever written, but I can only hope to show you just a little of what you've helped me to see.
Thank you and God bless your mother - for having you.
What He's Done For Me
|For so long I've been lonely
Drowning in my tears,
No one there to listen
Or help me face my deepest fears.
No one there to shelter me
From this world so full of pain,
No one showed me rainbows
Every time I saw the rain.
No one there to give a damn
About my broken heart,
No one to pick up the pieces
Every time I fell apart.
But, finally someone came along
And took the time to know,
All the hurt and pain
That I tried hard not to show.
He took the time to realize
How much I've had to pay,
For every time I gave of me
There was something taken away.
He took the time to look inside
This heart as cold as stone,
He found that there was something there
No one else has ever known.
He found what I'd been hiding there
Brought it out to show the world,
That there was so much love inside
Of such a lonely girl.
He knew what I was feeling
So he set my mind at ease,
Then he did the impossible -
He gave my soul to me.
So, now I'm going to take this time
To say "Thanks" for all he's done,
And hope he knows I love him more
Then life or anyone.