My Favourite Poem.

I was talking with a fellow writer the other day and she asked me what my favourite poem of mine was.  Without hesitation I said the following one.  This is the first draft version, it required no editing,  and  I think my heart held my hand as I wrote it.  It has as much meaning today as it ever did.  I love it.  It is the inspiration for my novel of the same name and it carries magic and love and depth and honesty and is as valid today as it was when it was first born.  I love the way it comes full circle, in the verse, the idea and its essence.  Everyone deserves to be loved this way.  And everyone needs to love this way at least once in their lives.  And like the poem, everything in life comes full circle as well.  Enjoy.

That Heart

That heart that beats the gentle melody is
the most prized possession I do not own
and it holds me entranced and empowered
I want to cushion it with cotton batting
hold it gentle and prevent it being further crushed
by the cruel hurts that this bitter world showered

That heart that taps its song into my ear
as I lay against it warm and safe
gives me the gift of letting me be all and only me
I want to wrap it with plastic bubble wrap
or fold my hands over this precious gemstone
leaving just enough space so that it still beats free

That heart that whispers I love you
into the silent space between its lulling beats
has made a love so real and strong
I want to enclose it in the soft strong love
that lies within in this heart of mine
so that our hearts play only one sweet song

That heart that pumps the life into the veins
and moves you into the space next to me
that propels you on our journey's start
I want to envelop with gentle sighs
and the whispers of love and forever and destiny
so you know how great my love is for that heart