Courageous Heart (a slightly newer poem)
I’m probably doing this all wrong
Only knowing the lyrics of love songs
But pain is something, I’ve known all a long
Its something against which, I can be strong
I can light the darkness until the dawn
Suffer gracefully like nothing is wrong
Support the pillars, so the sky won’t fall
Wrestle Titans and defy divine law
I’ve faced death and wasn’t scared
Lost it all and never cared
Been beaten, broken, and scrutinized
It didn’t stop me from locking eyes
When it comes to one thing
I am without a clue
How do you go about…
Making someone believe in you?
Do you make your words the sweetest song?
Make them feel as if nothing is wrong?
Tell them all the evil is gone?
Face them; pretending you’re strong?
Trick them, decieve them, or tell them lies?
Never let them see tears in your eyes?
Be everything you know, they don’t despise?
When they call your name, be sure to rise?
Be cruel and heartless, as love sometimes is?
Lose yourself in the passion of the kiss?
Pull them in tight and make a wish?
No doubt, just tiny bumps across the flesh.
One might wonder, why you would want to?
Make someone believe in you
Only pain has proven true,
will you now believe in them too?
When you realize, you somehow made it through
Will you smile and laugh, cause you were a fool?
Make a pledge to yourself; not to be such a tool?
Have a courageous heart and to that be true.
-T.C. Downey 2012