The universe presents us with opportunities to heal our personal relationship with ourself through the relationships we have in our outer experiences.
Translations of the Soul
If I could see beyond the tears, I’d tell you that I love you.
But because I hurt so much inside, it’s best to say I hate you.
It seems much easier that way.
The anger gives me strength to hold my head up high
And hope that no one sees the sad and frightened child inside
Who cries out silently, “Please love me. Hold me.”
“I need you” doesn’t seem to fit the armor I must wear.
And yet my heart cries out “Please listen. I’m all alone in there.”
It’s dark and cold inside this place of isolation I chose
For fear you’d find the truth of me turns out to be a rose
So gentle and so delicate it grows within my heart.
And I’d like to share it now and then
But doubt tears me apart.
If only I could trust one soul, the love I feel inside
Would blossom like the rose, my friend
And kill my foolish pride.
So let me wipe away my tears and look into your eyes
And tell you that I love you, as the pain within subsides.
As they reflect the love I feel so deep within my soul
I see a mirror image
And once again feel whole.
I feel so grateful now my friend because I truly see
That the mirror image in your eyes all this time was me.
It was me I doubted all along and blamed it all on you
The pain, the hurt, and the weakness I felt–
That was all mine too.
So because of you I can love again the soul I know as me
Thanks dear friend for being there
For now at last I’m free.
copyright 1977-2010 Joni Larlee, CH