My heart – once silenced – has been captured
and these dreams – once lonely – are now shared
with your love. You taught me how to rise above
I was once lost inside a shell
of emptiness, afraid to be me,
afraid to expose myself to this world
because I was so ashamed of what
they would see.
Words once silence and broken
have now become my strength
in the shadows of my own emptiness
I have learned that I don’t need the world
to accept all of me,
I don’t even need the bigotry of perception
to understand my love/this love
All I need is to become someone’s difference -
that person who inspires
and ignites the flame that warms up the soul
of another. All I need is to be someone’s completeness-
that person who finishes the sentence
within the paragraphs of desired passion.
All I need is to allow these rough hands
to embrace the softness of joy that true love
for all I need
Tarringo T. Vaughan
Absolutely beautiful Tarringo.
Thank you very much Don!