Repentance And Love—Poem

by Samuel De Lemos

I’m very sorry that I upset you because
seeing you laugh makes me glow,
I’m fighting for time to be with you
for moments that we can be alone—

Having joy instead of being
at our throats—

I wish it wasn’t so,
that our time together
would be fond:
That patience
would reign and oversee slights— and that
prayer would overcome frustration and hurt.

That a loving embrace between us
would ignite flames
chasing away the darkness
in our lives.

I’m here to support you
The way you support me,
open you eyes to see
how much I care for you and the soft words
I speak towards your heart with love.