I see your smile,
I feel it’s shine.
I feel the danger I know the signs,
The warm glow of love.
That I long to be free of,
It has me trapped it has me wrapped.
It’s folds kept close it’s unopposed,
It has me in it’s hook.
If I pull it out It destroys me,
If I leave it in it deceives me.
I see the smile,
I wonder a while.
I bask in it’s warmth I feel it’s power,
I stall for a moment refuse to cower.
I feel something bloom inside,
I struggle to free myself from my pride.
I see the smile one more time,
It’s shine so divine as I stare wide eyed.
I know it has me then oh I know,
And I feel the fight leaving me slow.
I feel a happiness replace it instead,
I feel the warmth as It spreads.
And I smile….
Copyright Bushra Alkhatib 1/13/2017