She lay upon her bed, curled up, slowing unfurling like the petals of the lotus rising from the muddy waters of all the past hurts and sins

His love in contrast was the sun’s rays kissing her edges, inviting her to open herself fully to him

Dirty, sinful drops slipping harmlessly away, not a trace left behind

Oh how she viewed herself as filthy and worthless, coming from such a past

But his love shone down brightly, shedding truth and light, enticing her true beauty forth

She turned her face to his, her lips parting

He kissed her then, held her there, breathing fresh life into her lungs

For a moment she felt as if she could begin again, only with him there to caress her pretty pink petals, coaxing her open, showing the world who she really was

When night fell, she faded, closed herself to those around her, sunk deep beneath the muddy surface again

Cloaking herself in darkness

But then as morning rose, his countenance pure, the heat of his love for her

She found herself rising once more above the mire which had sought to cling to her heart and bury her soul

Yes, rising and glowing and growing and smiling and totally completely his

©️tara caribou – 2018

You can read more about blossoming love over at Caribou Crossings.

5 Comments Add yours

  1. bluerooster says:

    Nicely written, descriptly colored

    Liked by 1 person

  2. It’s very difficult to truly believe someone will accept you for your past. This is beautiful.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. tara caribou says:

      Maybe someday. There’s always hope, right?

      Liked by 1 person

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