Your scarred hands
Speak of invasion
Of passion sliding
Recklessly into a heart
Blanketed in vestigial thorns
How could you love me
Knowing that beneath my carapace
Lie not the intimacy of communion
But a beast ostracizing
In contempt of beauty
Sometimes your smile
Threatens to silence
Sometimes your hands
Cover my naked bones
With the heat
Of your lips
If I believe hard enough
Will I cease thinking
Of loss and act?
Will your body overlook
In my composition?
Will you find sanctuary
Where I’ve found only
I have never seen
My face without
I could never bare
For you, whose opinion
I honor above all others,
To look at me
With the same eyes
If we stay together
Time will unveil me
If I walk away
While I still belong
Then I’ll have these
To rely upon
But if I leave
I’ll never know
The nature of my soul
28 thoughts on “Unbound”
Oh M, sad words, beautifully composed.
Thank you Anna =) The prompt is up btw if you are available =)
Wow…I’m kind of speechless now…just…wow!! 🙂
Awww thank you that is so sweet!!! =)
Your writing is so effortless. A sad cascade of beautiful tears.
Thank you Sonya I like the sound of that =)
Wow, very beautiful, and very strikingly sorrowfull and fearfull throughout.
Thank you so much I went for autobiographical
It makes me happy that I will soon have these jewels of your writing and your soul right here on my desk soon! 😀
Awwww thank you so much for your support =)
The picture at first startled me. I liked the slice of darkness in your words. Also, the sadness and hesitation is well expressed in the poem. Great job!
The picture is shocking I thought so as well. Thank you so much =)
“Blanketed in vestigial thorns”…. How do you do it? Your imagery is just STELLAR! (and the photo???? OMG!) Love this one.
Awww thanks Ray wow =)
again, questioning your worthiness and why someone would love you….
love the last couple lines…the price of leaving never knowing yourself unbound….
Thank you Brian =)
A soul searching write. Collected and well composed. Nice work my dear, very nice!
Thank you so much Scott that means a lot =)
Intoxicating. This is the kind of writing that I most love.
Awww Elia that is so kind =)
Powerful imagery. Sad but beautiful. You are so good Candice.
This is so devastatingly beautiful! You strip the emotion to its bare essence with your stunning words. Cannot wait for your book to be available!
Awww thank you so much Marya =) I am excited too and nervous as hell naturally!
Your torment is such beauty. Look and see with my eyes and be unbound.
Not enough superlatives to lay on this piece! Well done! Me gusta.
Awww thank you that is so kind!
This poem really speaks to me. It took me back to a time in my own life when my soul, heart and mind were so damaged and I surrounded myself with walls of thorns, pushing away anyone who tried to love me, until I met my now-husband. That telling line: “Time will unveil me”…I was terrified of time unveiling me, as it inevitably does.
If you haven’t found anyone yet, I would love to write your blurb (or at least give it a go.:) My email address is: email@example.com
Your writing strikes such a deep cord within me. I can’t wait to get a copy of your book.:)
Meeting my own husband has done wonders as well but while I am happy and natural around him, I am still very shy in general. I am so glad to hear you are in a better place now you are immensely talented and have such such a beautiful and generous spirit I wish you all the best. Awww thank you that means so much to me (hugs)