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March 16, 2019

Stay with the One who Sees You. {Poem}

Stay with the one who sees you

not just from head to toe

from the inside out too

 

Stay with the one who sees how hard you work

and loves you

who sees how deeply you love

fear

and feel

and loves you

 

Stay with the one who sees the tangled knots of your heart

and sits down with you

to untie them

and loves you

 

Stay with the one who pays attention

to what lights you up

who would bring you the sun

just to watch your eyes revel

at the sight of the dawn

 

Stay with the one who sees you

as you creep into your shell

and loves you  

stay with the one who sees you

blossom out of your shell

and loves you 

 

Stay with the one who sees you grow quiet

and asks “how can I help?”

stay with the one who sees your gaze

over the horizon

and says “take me with you”

 

Stay with the one who sees you when you crash

burn

yell and fight back

as you rebel for space

gives it

and loves you

 

Stay with the one who sees you spin off

and smiles

as you reach and grow and fly with your soul

and test your strength in strong waters

stay with the one who sees this

and reaches his roots deep into the earth

deep enough to ground you both

for he has flown too

knows that now it is your turn

and would never deny you the site

of your own life

as you dance with the wind

wings spread wide

 

Stay with the one who sees all your smile lines

and says “I love how they match mine”

 

Stay with the one who sees you

in the shower

in a top bun

with toothpaste on your chin

offers to wash your back

and loves you even more

 

Stay with the one who sees you

and loves you

until

and so that

you too

can see you

and love you.

~

Emma Tait

author: Emma Tait

Image: Author's own

Editor: Naomi Boshari

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