May I live Unafraid to breathe Free from a choke-hold That becomes a stronghold May I live Unafraid to live Clinging to my expectations With feral desperation
May I share space Unafraid of being encased Free from condemnation of race That becomes a strong base Purple, White, Olive, Black and every hue within May I share space Knowing that we are first a human race …And all blood are red in this place.
May I speak of belief Unafraid and in relief Free from contentious eyes of disbelief That becomes thresholds of grief May I wear my mask of belief Understanding that to achieve Peace would be a welcome reprieve …Which we must seek to retrieve.
May I love you Unafraid to be bound to you Free from censors of broken whispers That becomes harbingers of cold shivers May I love freely my love Unafraid to expose my naked bust Knowing that in you lies my trust Encased in the warm embrace of your love.
It became a lighthearted dalliance Of shared cups of coffee And fleeting holding of hands Of browsing books in used book stores You loved those books And I loved your delight As your eyes twinkled in merriment When you read aloud. Your lips pursed in a slight crinkle of a smile When you pronounced the naughty words And my eyes glazed over, as I listened to the words of your mouth.
It moved to dinners and movies As well as stolen kisses With a hair brush forgotten, a tooth brush and a T shirt. You wove your magic And I became your enchanted, willing slave To the altar we went. Our hearts duly entwined Our love consumed us like fiery flames The good life was ours.
The days of twirling to your ritzy jazz Your soft hum, bare-feet as you made your special pies The curtain of each day closed As we listened to the rhythm of the others thumping heart. Of ordinary day’s nonsense And day dreams that made sense Of paying the bills and gentle laughter Bicycle rides and grocery shopping Of catching the train and hopping buses.
You decorated my life With your flowery essence The powdery smells and soft snuffles Of babies followed In one fell swoop, two gorgeous girls to behold Two pairs of eyes that twinkle like yours Like shiny pennies full of mischief The train trundles along They chuckle with each bounce As they implore ‘Tell us again, Papa.’
They love the train journey’s and the story of our love Of how we met and how we fell in love Phoebe and Chloe are turning out To look a lot like you, my darling I always stare at these beautiful Energetic blessings that you gave me Seeing your stamp as their mother written all over them My eyes mist over with the thoughts It’s been four years since you’ve been gone I still miss you with deep pangs that hurts within me The laughter of these young ones Console me as they drag me along I forget you not Forever, my darling.