i’ve suddenly thought of you after six years.
its been a long time
of pain-free existence.
a breathe of fresh air.
freedom cherished and lived.
but often i wondered
if the walls built and broken
by the lies, hurts and expectations
has corrupted that small island
that part of me that
believes that true, abiding love exists.
im not a hopeless romantic now.
nor am i a cynic.
ive now realised that
cruel men may give you wounds and heartbreak,
but they can never conquer a true tower of strength.
and for that, i thank you.