Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Beneath the veneer

New Poem: Beneath the veneer

Beneath the veneer
I see the cracks
Long, deep gouges reaching deep
Great, dark ravines
Slicing through
The fair-set surface others see
Beneath the veneer
I choose to look
The surface not enough for me
I want to know the truthful face
Beneath the soft veneer
Beneath the jagged cracks
Is delicate beauty
Cautious love
And tender hope
I shall give my love
My time
My patience and care
To mend their cracks
I choose to know them,
Each wartorn crack
And weathered cut
With love I'll fill them
So scars still show
They'll always show
But bound by love
Those wounds will ache no more

Thanks to Donald Daly for his original blog post which inspired the poem. I'll post the link when I find it!

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