Love Found

A gentler, softer self emerged.

One that she recognized, yet had almost forgotten.

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Where did this come from amidst the sorrow…

pressing on their hearts? A heaviness to their spirits?

Each day love found them, yet they were faced with pain.

How could something so innocent feel so raw and threatening?

They spoke with love in their eyes…they listened without judgment.

An understanding of trust also emerged, as their lives took on a whole new direction.

Where this would lead could only be journeyed, together. Stronger. United. Committed.

And they saw again through shared sorrow of what had brought them together once again.

Love. Love for each other. Love for one’s self.

©2012 Te’ Werner
Excerpted from “Love” From the upcoming book of Soul Poetry: CAPTURED MOMENTS

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What holds true now…Love

Thoughts turn in my mind like well read pages of my life…

Wondering about regret and the longing to hold unto my feelings.

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As if they can give way to hope. For what I know now to be true.

I have loved. I have ached for love outside of my reach.

But always there. Seemingly inside me all this time.

To say that I know what holds true now…I am remembering.

I am searching, deep within for all that I am.

Love.

©2014 Te’ Werner
Excerpted from “What Holds True Now…Love” From the upcoming book of Soul Poetry: CAPTURED MOMENTS

Photo ©2008 Te’ Werner: “At Dawn”, Along The River’s Edge: Columbia River, WA