A pillar of strength who holds you up when your walls of courage break down

Your protector when your shield of pride crumbles,

she will be the one to catch you after a fall

and like a rock hold you down until you are ready to get back up.

A container for all your bitterness,

and even though sometimes containers leak,

still she stands

Ready to face another day,

heal another wound

and cast out another demon that plagues the ones she cares for.

A vessel for blessings,

housing her own insecurities,

learning her own meaning of beauty.

She can be too much when all she wants is to be just enough

and she can break hearts,

and she can mend hearts

because she is who she needs to be.

An underrated individual,

more than a care giver,

going beyond birthing and nurturing

She is in charge of her own mindset,

her body and choices

And she is you…

I wish to wake up one day,

To see myself walking down the isle to my forever and a day

As I take significant steps to stand before her,

I plan to lay my heart on the palm of her hands

For us to exchange more than words

and offer up more than promises

A celebration of no more “maybes” or “you might be”

because I know she is the one.

Jade Novelist & Sapphire ©️2018

Prey to your scent,

I drew closer to you

Burying my sense somewhere between your roots and rose coloured petals

I placed you on my lips and felt your vow of a better tomorrow

but as we grew, so did the flaws that presented themselves as thorns

You dug deeper with each grasp,

and the tighter I tried holding on,

the more it hurt,

the more my love for you bled,

and regardless of the tears I shed

Still you weeded out your roots and chose to plant yourself in another’s Eden.

Jade Novelist ©️2018