I would have given anything to be standing
there beside you..
Instead, I closed my eyes and saw
you through the reflection of my own
heart and soul...
I saw you walk over to the mirror and sit down,
your eyes slowly looking up at the mirror...
What did you see?
Did you see the love that lit up a
life with its soft glow?
If it were not for that light,
the world would have been a lot dimmer
today...and that life would have faded
just short of the view of eternity...
Did you see the compassion that lightened
the burden of a heavy heart?
If it were not for your compassion,
the weight of that heart would have been
overwhelming and it would have sunk into
oblivion... That heart would have
never seen the gold underneath
the dross of despair which
compassion cleared away...
Did you see the tenderness that held
guard over a long night of sorrow?
If it were not for your tenderness,
the darkness would have overshadowed
the night and that heart would have
never seen the gentle morning beams...
Instead, it would have given into the
blackness, caught in the maze of grief...
Did you see the loving hands that
reached out to touch the lost soul,
wandering through the wilderness alone?
If it were not for your hands, the soul
would have sunk further into the shadows,
moving aimlessly towards the enveloping
Did you see the eyes of comfort,
sustaining and uplifting the downtrodden
heart which was devoid of hope?
If it were not for your comforting gaze,
the heart would have seen nothing but the
barren soil, and would have not been
able to see the garden of rejoicing
just beyond its vision...
Did you see the merciful arms,
embracing the heart that was full of
If it were not for your mercy,
that heart would not have seen
the beauty that shined through
the torrent of repentant tears...
Did you see the faithful heart,
expressing itself through song,
inspiration and joy of life?
It lifted the veil of oppression,
revealing the greatness and humility
of goodness, gentleness and an
all-encompassing, deep love...
The reflection is filled with
so much good..
It reveals a soul which has been strong,
beautiful, enduring, forgiving, unselfish,
generous, sincere, true, loyal and radiant
with the glory of its infinite joy
and humble power...
All that you are is as a result of
the treasures you have cherished and
loved with your heart and soul...
You are love in action...
You are joy in music...
You are the inspiration in beauty...
You rise higher and higher and are
like the lofty heavens that bring
peace to broken hearts and lives...
Look closely into that mirror and
you will see that the power that has
sustained so many has
also sustained and carried you...
I know about the pain,
but that is a sign of the heart
that has truly lived and loved others
and has gained its power and resilience
through the very wounds it has received...
Your heart has healed and become stronger
and keeps beating for no other reason
than its necessity to love...
You cannot lose this power for it
is your life...
It cannot be lost for any reason because it
And nothing that you have cherished
in your heart of love can never be lost
or taken away from you...
Because you love, everything within,
that love is yours forever...
It is all yours, my love...
You have sown a garden that is unending,
beautiful, and fragrant...
Its aroma reaches every open heart
and fills it with its gentle force...
Look carefully into the mirror and
you will see fields of golds, pinks, blues
and greens as far as the eye can see...
The path in the middle of it is paved
with your untiring and precious love...
There are no stones to obstruct your way,
no choking weeds to cause your steps
to falter, no jagged edges to cut the
soles of your feet and no thorns
to pierce your soul...
The view above your garden is clear,
wide and vast...
The sky goes on forever with its promise
of a higher way...
Your dreams are the birds inhabiting
your world soar and play and sing in
the company of angels...
You have wings that give your hopes flight,
rising higher and higher into the
peaceful realm of your love...
All this, my love, is what is revealed to you
when you look into the mirror...
So when you look at your reflection,
I know that you will see the form of
an angel of love looking back at you...
There, you will see what you truly are
and have always been...
and will forever continue to be...
Copyrite © Poetry By ~ Wolfden ~
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