By Monica C. Voskamp
Why do you run?
Why do you flee back to the shadows
The moment you are basking in warm sunlight?
Why darling girl,
Why do you run so hard
From the good, the beautiful
From the life-light of love?
Why?? Don’t you know by now?
It hurts Soul.
It dam hurts to expose myself.
It hurts to open up
To the unknown territory of love.
I don’t know if I can do vulnerability.
I don’t know if I can handle this living so honestly.
My fears have been the dictator for far too many years.
Denial has been my saving grace, my hiding place
Don’t you know Soul,
It hurts to open up.
I’ve had one too many heartbreaks,
That I’m scared to trust.
The possibility of more pain and rejection,
Tells me stay far away.
And that is why my Soul,
That is why I’d rather run.
I don’t want to feel or risk the pain.
Truth is I’d rather live afraid, than face the pain
The possibility of another heartbreak.
Take a chance girl.
Be brave. Be strong. Be courageous.
The past doesn’t define today.
Take a chance girl,
Just please, promise me,
You’ll never lock your heart away…
It’s okay to fight,
It’s okay to cry.
It’s okay to question,
It’s okay to not understand.
Just don’t you run girl,
Don’t you deny,
The very thing your heart craves.
Take it slow,
And remember this:
Love doesn’t demand anything.
There is no rush. There is no hurry.
Stop your trembling, and start this journey.
Start this journey of walking
Always hope. Always believe. Always love. ❤
*Photo Credit: Photo by Pablo Heimplatz on Unsplash