Change

Change may be scary
and uncomfortable
For you never know
how the river flows
and as you float
away from the shore
there are losses

Though there is one thing
we can know for sure
the water may be wild
but its stream
will always lead us
to our sea of love

©RoseGirl2019

The Mind Needs To Lose Control

As she had many experiences
in which she felt helpless
her mind had learned
to take the reins
as a way to protect
and have a sense of control

When true love found her
her mind still tried to be in charge
It created false realities
based on fears and self-doubts

But in order to be free
and let love flow
Her mind needed to let go
of the ties it still held
For when true love is in the heart
the ego mind needs to lose control

©RoseGirl2019

Interrelated

They are connected in
heart, body, mind and soul
Their energies always
entwine, dance and interact
with each other
Messages sent
back and forth

She helps him by helping herself
When she balances within,
he can root in her
When she heals her wounds,
she heals him as well
When she uplifts her thoughts,
she sends him reassurance
When she takes care of her,
she takes care of him

When he stands up for himself,
he takes a stand for her
When he builds on their love,
he builds her up
When he honours his heart,
he honours hers

©RoseGirl2019

Persistent

And he asked:
‘How can you still love me?’

She replied:
‘True love is persistent
Once it has found you
it will never leave
How can you remove
the sun from your sky?
You can put clouds
and walls in between,
wear sunglasses and do
anything to block the light
But that never makes
the sun go away’

©RoseGirl2019

Right Where We Are

Sometimes I’m like a fast train
and I head with great speed
fueled by longing
towards the destination
while I disregard the journey,
the view from the window
and I even get ahead of myself

Then I just need
to pull the brake and slow down
to roll in harmony again
with you, with myself, with life
To know that all that I want
is already there,
home is never far
My heart united with yours
Where we need to be
is right where we are
And from there
our destination rolls fast towards us

©RoseGirl2019

Mercy

Some painful memories are
like sharp pins
Dates that are pierced on the calendar
And sometimes still make
the heart bleed

Let’s pull them out together
Let’s pull the nails out of the cross
For we don’t need to suffer no more
It’s time to enjoy
Our boundless love gives us mercy

©RoseGirl2019

Journal

Can you be my journal
and can I write
every day on your pages
all that’s in my heart

Can I share with you
all my feelings, my secrets,
my stories, my thoughts

A sacred space for me
safely held by your loving eyes

A journal that heals,
that witnesses and knows
Like an open window
on my naked heart

Let me be your journal too
You can fill my pages
with all what wants to come out,
all of your truth

Let us write together in our journals
we do not even need to use a pen
But we just write with our hearts

©RoseGirl2019

On Track

Can you hold my heart, my love
for it shakes and shivers
Afraid as it is of the unknown
It cannot see clearly now
And it wonders, if it is still
on the right path back home

Can you hold my heart, my love
tightly pressed against yours
Can you let it hear, let it feel
the echo, the perfect mirror
of its own melody, its own rhythm
Two hearts that
always beat as one
And so with every heartbeat
you keep mine on track

©RoseGirl2019

Roar Love

You look in the mirror
and you see a scared cat
instead of a brave lioness

You think you’re small
unworthy of love
You doubt yourself, you doubt life
And want to hide in a corner
till life passes by
and just forgets about you

But you came here to love
and be loved
And be that lioness
Do you hear your own heart and his
calling you out?

How can you fight
and stand up for love
if you allow your own thoughts to mutiny
if you allow your mind not to respect
the authority of your heart

You may think there’s something
wrong with you
’cause that’s what others told you
But the brighter your light shines
the more it will light up their darkness

Does that mean there’s something
wrong with the light
Or do they just see their own shadows?
Who has tamed the lioness inside
was it you or the others?

Roar, lioness, roar!
Roar in poetry, roar in dance
Roar love and let it silence your mind

©RoseGirl2019

What Do You Do

What do you do
when worries pop up everywhere
like weeds in your garden
above you dark clouds appear
and raindrops fall

You just take your pen
and write back the sun in your sky
you plant new seeds of hope
and let the rain nourish them

You let your words do a rain dance
and let it clean the dirt
Then you take
the radiant colours of love
to end your poem
with a rainbow

©RoseGirl2019

This Moment

Don’t let the day start yet
Let me just stay in this moment
As I think of you
and feel you like a bliss in my heart

A moment that expands
by waves of love
that roll in all directions
that wash away all the other moments
the ones in the past, the ones in the future

And although I have some things to do today
Time already knocks on my door
Let me just stay a little longer
in this moment with you

©RoseGirl2019

A Cloud For Two

She is a fairy and lives
in two worlds
up in the clouds
and down on earth

High in the sky
she flies with her beloved
They have a cloud for two
on which they cuddle

On earth
they live in different forests
and it may seem
they’re out of each other’s sight
and there are trees and
an ocean in between

Though they know better
What is perceived
on earth is not real
’cause they are fairies
They have the magic of their love
and a cloud for two
on which they are together

©RoseGirl2019

Hand In Hand

Do you feel our fingers
entwined
Our hands that hold
each other always

Do you feel a firm grip
when you go
through challenges
to let you know
we do this together
and I’m always by your side

When you feel joy
a playful touch
of our fingers
that dance and
celebrate together

Do you feel courage
in my hand
when you are scared
My fingers that
believe in your strength
to overcome

When you think
you fall down
into a black hole
and you feel lost
my hand’s got you

When you cannot sleep
your hand in mine
and my kisses
pressed onto it
as I stroke and hold
you through the night

A hand that inspires
and sets you afire
when you play and
create new songs

My hand that moves
along with yours
while we are both
on our way home

©RoseGirl2019

No ‘I Love You’ Is The Same

I can tell you a thousand times
‘I love you’
And every time I can say it
in a different way
Every ‘I love you’ shows you
another layer,
A piece of my heart that you can taste

An ‘I love you’ that reaches deep,
one that is intense
An ‘I love you’ that warms you on the inside
One that is full-flavoured and one
that is just sweet
An ‘I love you’ that is playful
and stirs up your inner butterflies
An ‘I love you’ that is sensual
and makes you desire me
An ‘I love you’ that massages you,
that makes you feel relaxed and calm
One that reassures you
And one that has a light touch

Let all your senses take in my ‘I love you’s’
in all the rays, colours, flavours and shades
in which you are loved

©RoseGirl2019

Before And After

There are words that always come
before and after all the other words
Before a poem starts
and after it has finished

They already occupy the page
long before the first letter is written
And they continue even after
the last point

They are the source
of all that I create
as a constant truth
they’re carved in my heart,
their echo sounds in yours
These words are: I love you

©RoseGirl2019

Your Brave Warrior

Are you still proud of me,
am I still your brave warrior
that makes you smile

I don’t have outside enemies no more
But now, I fight my battles inside
My thoughts, my fears, are my biggest demons
that sometimes make me crawl on the floor
and gasp for breath

But I don’t give up, I still do my best
to fight every battle with grace
as I fight for the freedom of my heart
It’s you, it’s the love that gives me strength
To know that every victory is for us

©RoseGirl2019

When Dark Clouds Gathered

She flew freely in the sky like a bird
and thought, with wide open heart
she had again learned to trust
but when dark clouds gathered,
the rose of her heart showed thorns
that wanted to protect her

It was the part of her that had been hurt
and was so afraid to be hurt again
And therefore, for her survival
expected the worse
She expected the wind
to hit her in her face
the clouds to show her their teeth

She feared life itself would be cruel
and her deepest wish
would never come true
Those fears and thoughts
were her thorns
that were not pointed outwards
but inwards, they hurt her

But when she looked a bit closer
at the clouds
She saw that they didn’t have teeth
but made heart shapes for her
and the wind didn’t hit but lifted her up
so she could fly further towards her dream

©RoseGirl2019

Where Is It

It’s out of my hands
I can’t grasp it
I can’t mold it
Nothing I can do no more
but to trust

It’s out of my mind
out of the logic
I can’t analyze it
as this love can only
be understood
by the heart

It’s out of my feet
I can’t chase it
I can’t run from it
but only stay where I am
– in love

It’s in our hearts
It’s in the stars
It’s in the soul
It’s in the poems

It’s safely guarded
from high above
by God and angels

©RoseGirl2019

I’m Still Holding On

A day that feels like a heavy stone
I try to lift it
But it falls out of my hands
The whole world rests on my shoulders
And I can’t get my feet off the ground
to dance
The tears are stuck in my heart
They don’t want to flow through my eyes
I try to write but the words don’t want to move
A ship of poetry that sinks with its poetess on it
And yet, my darling, as I promised
you, myself
I’m still holding on to love

©RoseGirl2019

Lost And Found

I’m like a lost object
stored on a shelf in the Lost and Found
Everyone is already gone
The light’s been turned off
The things around me that are left
behind, cast shadows
Though I know you didn’t forget
and you search for me
You look for me everywhere
For your heart is just as lost as mine
So here in this strange place
Where everything seems unknown
I wait for you to be found
and to be brought home

©RoseGirl2019

Stepping Stones

We stand with our feet in the water
Our fears lie like stones in between us
It seems that they are the obstacles
that prevent the water from flowing
But in fact, they are the stepping stones
And each fear we face, every step we take
brings us closer to each other

©RoseGirl2019

New Moon

Let’s dance tonight under the new moon
close to each other in the dark
In a dance of stillness
we don’t need to see but we feel
The seeds, the hidden roots
of this love we carry inside
In all its greatness, all its light
Like the black moon, though invisible
has in her the potential to be full
Out of the dark she will create,
out of the void she will arise

©RoseGirl2019

Born To Be Happy

When you have gone through
so much pain in your life
Then unhappiness is almost
like a secure coat
around your shoulders
Stitched with the well-known
feeling of ache

The coat may look old and outworn,
it may feel heavy
and it may not fit no more
But you’re used to it
like a comfortable second skin
that you think
protects you from even more hurt

But if you take off the coat
you will see that
it is you’re natural state
to dance, to play and to laugh,
to be light and to be free,
from fear and pain
For you are born to love
and to be unapologetically happy

©RoseGirl2019

Will You Hold My Pen

If there are words everywhere
to be written in a poem
But my hand feels too heavy
to hold my pen,
Will you hold it for me
Will you write my heart for me
with a soft embrace of your fingers
a loose dance from your wrist
let my words flow onto the paper
so they can hold you

©RoseGirl2019

Calling You In

If I scream your name
as loud as I can,
will you hear me
although there’s an ocean
in between

If I whisper your name
and the wind carries it away
to sing it into your ears,
will you hear me

Or is a silent thought of you
strong enough for you
to hear in your heart
To call you in
and feel you here with me

©RoseGirl2019