Poem: Entrenched In My Heart

Entrenched In My Heart

My heart is full tonight
Of love and pain.
I tried to keep my distance,
Temper my hopes,
Build walls around my heart;
all my efforts are for naught.
You mean more to me
Than I can ever say.
I know I cannot give you what you desire.
I know I cannot be the man you want for all time.
I know this and have known it
For some time now.
Tried to use that knowledge
To guard my heart
To no avail.
I have fallen in love with you;
You are firmly entrenched in my heart.
I want you to be happy;
I want you to thrive;
I want to be with you whenever I can.
The time we spend together
Bright light in my life
Makes me feel alive
In ways I’ve seldom known.
Yet I fear it can never be so.
I know that
For love of you
I should let you go.
I cry out to the Lord,
“I don’t know if I can walk this path again!
How much pain can one heart take?”
The Goddess answers me,
“Don’t underestimate the power of your love;
Don’t underestimate the impact you have on the people you love.
You cannot control what your heart feels.
Keep your heart open;
Be who you are,
Feel what you feel,
Take the next right step
And trust that you will find your home.”
I sigh,
And continue on
As I always have.
Keeping my heart open to love
Hoping beyond hope
That one day soon
I will find
The love I so desire.
May it be so.

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Published by Devin Hogg

My name is Devin Hogg. I was born and raised in Carnarvon, Ontario, Canada. I moved to Guelph, Ontario, Canada in 2009 for university and lived here ever since. In my free time, I enjoy reading, watching TV and movies, going on long walks, swimming, and practicing Chen style Tai Chi. I love to write poetry and blog regularly about topics such as mental health, sci-fi/fantasy series, faith, sexuality, and politics.

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