The World I Knew

In the world I knew




Was solitude and fear.



But I told myself



‘I am happy here.’




In the world I knew



I refused to come out.



Questioning my worth



Thoughts foggy with doubt.



In the world I knew
Kept my heart in a box.
Threw the key to the shadows
And secured the lock.

This love is mine
Sharing leads to loss.
(Yet I pledged my loyalty
with fingers crossed.)

And that’s when he came
Into the world I knew.
Lock’s frost melted away
And the light shone through.

And the world I knew
Was under attack.
My control was slipping
I needed my heart back.

Mind roared ‘send him away.’

Body quavered in fear.
Shy voice from within said
‘Maybe, let him stay here?’

So I took a leap
And learned to trust.
Thought maybe the world I knew
Just wasn’t enough.





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livelovesmile said...
Jan. 2, 2012 at 10:04 am
Very nice rhyme scheme and rhythm. I especially like the lines in parentheses, it gives a nice tone - almost as if it were a secret. Nice job!
 
Pluto-the-Disneyman said...
Dec. 29, 2011 at 8:42 am
This poem is epic. I love it. You should be famous, I swear :)
 
myloxyloto replied...
Dec. 30, 2011 at 9:28 am
thank you so much! it means a lot! :)
 
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