I have mentioned before that I am amazingly lucky to have a really understanding partner, who has had her own struggles with depression too so she knows where I am coming from a lot of the time. She is, among other things one of my main muses, especially for my more positive writing. This year I wrote a short piece to put in her Valentine’s card, and I though I would share it.
You are the very paragon of light,
when all I want is darkness in my eyes.
You are the shining light of honest truth,
when all I want is bare-faced stinking lies.
You are the blinding power of the sun,
when I have lost myself in darkest night.
You are the life that nestles in the air,
when I deny the breath that is my right.
I do not always know what’s best for me,
even when I think I know it all.
You must feel that I’m a lock without a key,
and still you keep on coming back for more.
Your heart beats always strong with love and care
Your soul will stand the trying tests of time
I love you almost more than I can bear
And can’t believe my fortune; you are mine.