Healed by love

How many times we find ourselves,
standing in the shadow of life,

hiding our hearts within solid shelves,

no more depths in which we dive,
creating walls, a fort that protects,

keeping out negative influences,

wearing a mask through which nothing reflects,

creating emotionless defences.

But even these emotionless defences,
will turn out insufficient in time,
disarming our protective pretences,
creating a much warmer clime,

within our deprived heart and soul,

breaking the shelves, freeing our hearts,

paying for the last time loneliness toll,

love will heal, create a whole out of parts.

Clautje West 2001