Poem: I Couldn’t Do It Without You

I Couldn’t Do It Without You

By: Melody Garcia

No encouragement would have left me alone…

Maybe not in a dark room

Or in a blizzard

But by myself

With only the hope that I could live through the pain

With no love…

If you don’t push me…

Will I be able to move on?

Or maybe I’ll be frozen…

In my own world where I can only dream

Of a life with happiness…

Would I be able to breathe?

Or would loneliness suffocate me until I have no hope left…

Would darkness comfort me?

Could it lead the way to my happiness?

Or maybe it would push me away until I sink into an abyss

Where there are only nightmares and broken dreams…

All I knew was the dark and the cold…

They were my only friends

Until I saw a light did I realize that I was living with monsters…

I took your hand while you lead me away from the only life I knew…

You were someone new

You were just as frightening as the monsters that I saw…

Until I looked at your eyes…

The eyes are the key to the soul…

I saw sincerity in them…

I saw that you wanted to help…

I found  comfort in them and let myself sleep

Then disappearing into the darkness again…

But I still saw the light…

It never went dim or faded away until loneliness covered me in it’s blanket again

I then heard a soothing voice…

Although I couldn’t make out what it was saying

I let it confide me as I knew it was your’s

When I awoke in a different place

Fear bloomed within me

But when I looked up…

I yet again saw a light

I realized it was hope…

The element that was missing in me for so long

It was hope, love, trust, and then one thing that I had never experienced…

I hadn’t experienced love, but I knew what it was

The monsters had gained my trust, but now I knew it was just because they were there

And the darkness wringed all of the hope out of me…

But this was different…

It was happiness…

I didn’t know how I knew that, but the same soothing voice told me…

Is that what I have been feeling?

Ever since the light and I crawled out of the darkness,

I wasn’t sure I would ever experience this feeling…

I then started to see the light everyday, but one day it brought home another light…

I was wondering who it was and what they would do

But it was a light too…

It wouldn’t hurt me

This was home…

The place I found happiness

Was home…

It was a warm father’s smile and the sanctuary in a mother’s eyes…

It was my family…

A dimmer light came along

It was my brother…

Then another one

And another one…

This is my home…

This is my family

Nothing would be possible without them…

The lights…

 

I could never do it without you…

 

 

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