I offered my heart, I offered my soul
You said thanks, but no.
So I gave it to you anyway without even trying
I only wanted to show I wasn’t lying.
In return I asked for nothing
Yet found you gave something.
It danced on a sparkle and twisted on a smile
Every time I noticed, I would grin like a child
Then one day you came with sapphires wide
I could see there had been a shift in the tide.
Now you gave the warmth of a kiss
The passion far from amiss.
We placed in each a part
It’s called, a portion of the heart
It glowed with the light
And for a moment all was right
Then in life’s furried haste
I watched as things began to waste
I tried to nurture what I helped create
But soon realized it was already too late
So I chose to be thankful for what we had to share
I did what I did because I care
I smiled and said you’ve always been free
And watched as you flew with glee
Away you went until I could see no more
But I found I felt far from poor.
I was so happy I could hardly bear.
Grateful for the gift you chose to share.
“Our survival as a species depends on our ability to recognize that our well-being and the well-being of others are in fact one in the same” ~Dr. Marshall Rosenberg (Founder of nonviolent communication)