Note: This poem was a bit of an experiment. I actually had the idea for a snippet of a story that I wanted to base this poem on. I ended up writing a short story and then writing a poem based on the story. I feel that the poem is way better than the story, but if anyone is interested, I will post the story as well. Enjoy!
Captured in those soulless depths,
your eyes betray the pain.
You let the bitter root take hold
and let the silence reign.
You let the poison seep inside
embracing blackened night.
You tried and failed to live before,
so you surrendered in the fight.
All that’s left is the shell of a man,
who’s locked away his soul,
believing that there was no one,
who could ever make him whole.
Allow me the chance to win your heart,
to prove my love for you.
You need not fear it shattering,
for that I would never do.
I long for you to open up
and let my love shine in.
Too long have you lived in darkness where
loving is a sin.
This love is not fraught with pain,
or twisted in desire.
I would never withhold love from you,
while you anguish in the fire.
Please accept these outstretched hands,
and all I offer you.
These promises that I have made,
I know I’ll follow through.
Your warring eyes now shine with love,
that you have not confessed,
but that’s enough to start our life,
we’ll just make up the rest.
Our reviving and redemptive kiss,
proved what your eyes say.
That you will strive to love me back
more and more each day.