I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.
"Taking Chances" by Celine Dion
Its hard to see the light
in someone else’s eyes,
to know the feelings he holds so deep.
To realize someone cares
in a way you could not imagine,
knowing he will stand beside you
reaching out for your hand
if you start to fall.
To let someone in
when you have locked all the doors,
to take a chance on love
allowing yourself to feel
It’s a difficult road to travel,
but it can reward your soul
with a fresh perspective
giving new energy to lost dreams.
"If Today Was Your Last Day" by Nickelback
© 2019 BRENDA ARLEDGE
BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 16, 2020:
Thank you so much.
Love is worth the risk.
Have a great day!
Janis Leslie Evans from Washington, DC on January 16, 2020:
Beautiful and hopeful poem about love, Brenda. It is a risk but the rewards are worth it. You've captured the dilemma well.
BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 29, 2019:
That's the ticket...finding the strength.
Happy New Year...hope this year treats you great my friend.
Kari Poulsen from Ohio on December 29, 2019:
Brenda, I agree, it is a battle to let others in. But, usually once we find the strength to open up we are happier. Happy New Year.
BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 27, 2019:
Thank you, Donna.
Hopefully it is within a safety vault.
Donna Rayne from Sparks, Nevada on December 27, 2019:
Very beautiful, Brenda, but giving that key, of trust and faith to let someone in is a hard one and will that person follow the map to ones hear and in finding the treasures will unlock the heart in a safety fault for one to feel secure!
A beautiful, thought-provoking poem!
BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 26, 2019:
Thank you so much!
I appreciate your comments.
Thanks for reading.
Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on December 26, 2019:
There was a time when I locked all doors, then I took a chance unlocked all doors, and I haven't regretted it. This is another beautiful piece!