Respect is Love


Your sharp words

Your words wound

Wound me outside

Wound me inside

Inside I cry

Inside I die

Die to you

Die to hope

Hope is gone

Hope is dead

Dead to you

Dead to future

Future is dry

Future is change

Change the venue

Change the pattern

Pattern of hate

Pattern of disloyalty

Disloyalty to me

Disloyalty to marriage

Marriage of sounds

Marriage of souls

Souls as one

Souls with none

None of games

None of that

That must stop

That won’t end

End the pain

End the shame

Shame I carry

Shame now eschewed

Eschewed for always

Eschewed for now

Now walk on

Now is everything

Everything you were

Everything you weren’t

Weren’t ever united

Weren’t ever aware

Aware of love

Aware of honesty

Honesty is vital

Honesty is real

Real in companionship

Real in relationship

Relationship for always

Relationship all ways


© Carol Campbell












Published by: writersdream9

I have been writing all my life but for the most part, it has been a secret. My parents did not believe writing was a good way to earn money so I hid my poems. Then one day, I wanted to comment on an essay that a friend had written and found myself with a blog. That quiet whisper inside said, "You can write your poetry and no one will ever know.". I knew nothing of followers and the like at that time. So, here I am trying to learn my craft and enjoying every moment of it. My personal details are, I'm 57, married for 39 years, have one grown son who is God's gift to us and last but not least at all, I'm a Baha'i which basically means that I love all humanity.

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