A Wounded Heart

March 29, 2019

The tears flow freely
Try as she might
She cannot hold them back
The wound in her heart
Grows larger every day
When had it changed, or what had she done?
Unanswered questions
That will not leave her mind
She thought that she once mattered
And knows now that she did not
Wishing she could forget
And not wanting to feel
If only she could go numb
And make the ache go away

Barbara M © March 28th, 2019


The Reflection

March 29, 2019

The reflection in the mirror
Surprised her each new day
Less than she started as
Yet more than she once was
Not even close
To where she’d end up
But with each tiny step
With each new day
Slowly the outside slipping away
To match who she was inside
Who she was always meant to be
Too many years hidden
Not being seen for who she truly was
Standing tall and self-assured
Ready to bloom and become
The person only she knew existed
Letting the layers slip away
She was ready to share
Ready to believe
The reflection in the mirror

Barbara Mayo © January 26th, 2019

Cast Aside

March 29, 2019

That feeling when she thought she meant something
And then realized she didn’t
Like a splash of freezing water
The reality of it stung
Was it something she said
Or something she did
Would she ever find out
And if she did, could she trust
That it was the truth
Or merely words
Meant to placate
And soothe away the hurt

Barbara M © January 26th, 2019


November 29, 2018

left behind
drifting on her own
wondering where did everyone go
what had she done
to cause this void
feeling abandoned 
unsure of the next step to take
but strong in her resolve
a new step she must take 
to erase the ache of being

Barbara M © November 29th, 2018



The Journey

November 9, 2018

It was a long time coming
To get to this place
A journey within a journey
To make it to the start
So many setbacks
Stumbles along the way
Still she kept fighting
Searching for the way
A magic wand would not do the trick
She needed to stand
And find her own path
Shutting out the noise
Of those that would hold her back
She kept moving towards where she needed to be
One foot in front of the other
One step at a time
Resolute and resilient
She would stay the course
And end up where she deserved to be

Barbara M © November 2018



November 9, 2018

Tears ever welling
Longing to escape
Cannot fathom the reason why
So much to be thankful for
A life well lived
So many reasons to smile
Yet emotions run amok
Her insides churning
Eyes vacant and unseeing
Deep heavy sighs
Seeking answers
That are nowhere to be found
To bring some peace
And quell the emotions
The only relief to be had
Are in the tears on her pillow

Barbara M © November 2018



November 6, 2018

She never saw it coming
Not a hint, nor even a clue
When had it changed
His feelings no longer true
Where once had been two
Now became one
A home once happy
Now empty and still
Two hearts that beat as one
Broken apart
Where once were hopes
Lay shattered dreams
Caught completely off-guard
She couldn’t comprehend
Where had it gone bad
Was all that she knew

Barbara M © November 2018

The Edge of Darkness

October 13, 2018

Too many thoughts
Rambled and jumbled
Making no sense
Overwhelmed and unsure
Too many things
Pulled in different directions
Wanting just to be still
Shutting everything out
The darkness beckons
A place filled with silence
And peace all around
As the tears well up inside
She teeters on the edge of darkness
Ever so slowly
Before finally embracing
Its comfort and calmness
Just for a moment, or perhaps even two
Just long enough
To dust away the cobwebs 
And revive her spirit
Just long enough
To make her whole

Barbara M © October 2018


September 27, 2018

In the stillness of the night
And in its quiet peace
Her thoughts never rest
The mosaic of her life
Dancing in her mind
Leading her down a path to yesterday
Eyes closed tight
Images flashing they seemed so real
She could almost reach out and touch them
So much laughter and so many tears
She remembers them all
Memories of yesterday
Imprinted forever in her soul

Barbara M © September 2018

The Whisper of a Kiss

September 27, 2018

Softly, gently
Barely a touch 
The whisper of a kiss
Stir memories of a dream
Awakening thoughts
Long lain to rest
Passions promise
There for her to take
Temptation growing
It all began
With the whisper of a kiss

Barbara M © September 2018

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