Not many know who or what broke you
Only that you smile despite it.
With young eyes
An Old soul within
Underneath beautifully toasted caramel skin
A dance so intoxicating
Who may step in, who can keep up?
Is there a spot for me during your secret lunch
Hidden words seeping from a concentrated hunch
Put down your mask,
take off your glasses so all may see
You know they gossip about your mystery
The shallow turned away, backtracking for miles
Lovely gifts hidden beneath a broken smile
Hidden beneath pinched lips
Leaning closer for maybe just a sip
Its okay we’re highly protected
Heart of velvet
All I want to do is sweep in and melt it.
Cleared the space and found the time
Despite your broken smile, i will still call you mine They know,
despite your brokenness you’re doing just fine.
Under gray clouds or sunny weather
We can be broken yet doing “Just Fine” together ♡
Anybody who knows me, knows this poem came from a very self-conscious place. Along with medical reasons, after my ex broke my front tooth, it took away my smile, my confidence. I was raised to judge those with a broken smile but now as I struggle with the financial burden to fix what was broke, I have been forced to put down my shallow ways. I had to learn to love me in ALL my brokenness. Stopped avoiding the mirror. I do well hiding childhood trauma and mental illness… but I can not hide whats on my face.
My conclusion:: Maybe it’ll cause some to runaway, but maybe ill learn that the real ones stay. Either way,, That can nolonger be my focus.
What is.. I AM Loving unconditionally, a broken me.