Naked Reflections Poetry: Shameless and Unapologetic

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She Who Shields

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The quiet, gentle man who

accepted her past with care

and took none of her present for granted

Took a chance on love

 

Who listened without pause

and tugged at tangled heart strings

Until she found comfort in his hold

 

Who promised he would wait

Who said time would heal

Wounds she whispered through her shield

Doesn’t want to lose again

 

His words were laced in lilac

Whose thoughts simmered on warmth

Who fell in love with her shattered pieces

is patient like dusty shoes

 

Who secured a cozy corner

Between soul and desire

Reserved and protected

for the day when flowers dance with wind chimes

 

Whose hand touched hers

Whose eyes locked in 20-20

Whose affection could mend

shards into her mosaic masterpiece

 

If only for a moment

She would trust his intentions

and return them without strings attached

not spiked with doubt

 

Could he who loves

be loved too?

 

(This poem was inspired by Sandra Cisneros’ poem “Abuelito Who”)