You used to give your heart to everyone You would break a piece off
In exchange for a piece of theirs
But never received any in return
Instead you were left with a heart with many holes to fill
Its a miracle you’ve made it this far
But your survival instincts kicked in
You needed something to fill those holes
To fill those voids
To replace that pain
So you were forced to grow a stone cold heart.
Each betrayal adding a layer of rugged crust
Each heartbreak forced through an arctic storm
Each storm colder than the last
And in the end you survived
You realized the strong woman you’ve been this whole time.
Your kindness was your strength
And your ability to forgive others embraced your courage
But above all, your quest to LOVE yourself became your true power.
Slowly but surely,
That thick crust of hate and resentment began to shed.
The icy blanket of snow began to melt
And that layer of stones and rubbish slowly decomposed into soil
And from that soil
The soil that was once possessed with pain and resentment
Had now become the fertilization of your new love.
Roots of admiration blossomed into a garden of love.
A garden I now visit daily
A garden I water with my love
And cherish with my soul.