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Beyond …

Beyond the smoke and mirrors
Beyond the madness
You saw she needed to be loved

Beyond her insecurities
Beyond her shyness
You knew her voice wanted to be heard

Beyond the cynicism
Beyond the trauma
You saw she wanted to believe and be fixed

So
You coaxed,
encouraged,
You never gave up
patiently you waited

Until she emerged from within the confinements of her barriers
And you watched as all traces of every stain from her past
was washed away

And you witnessed the relief as she stood there cleansed and restored
And when she outstretched her hand for you to hold you went to her
And there you both danced in the puddles of her past
And you remembered that
All good things come to those who wait

©Mehefin Bolland 2019