In the grandest scheme of things and dreams
You took a little longer,
Standing at a forest wall
Of fears that made it stronger

Safe I felt, while resting there
Protected in contentment,
Wondering every now and then
If love just brought resentment

Thinking that it’s not from hearts
As sonnets often claim,
But twisted by the hands of fools
A few I’ve known by name

Then in you came, with tool and blade
Wrestling through the fortress,
Determined, sure, to prove me wrong
And shift the vision toward us

I watched, I waited, for a sign
To prove you like the others,
But years did pass with ne’er a hint
Of heart’s desires smothered

Now gone the forest, moved the trees
Allowing in the light,
I rest in arms of true intent
And share my soul’s delight

~ Leana Delle
Sunday, August 25, 2019
2019 Sunday Poetry Challenge – Number thirty-three of fifty-two
Photo Credit: Kristina Litvjak