When Life

When life leaves me with a bad taste in my mouth,
Your kiss is the only flavour that removes the bitter aftertaste.

When life blurs my vision with cloudy veils of tears,
Your smile is the only light that clears the sky.

When life douses the flames of my hopes and dreams,
Your embrace is the warm blanket that blocks out the cold despair.

When life is a nightmare,
You are my beautiful wakening daydream.

Β© Rachel Svendsen 2015

Author: Rachel Svendsen

Rachel is a poet and writer from Pennsylvania, where she lives with her husband and children. Her short story "Filling the Silence" received an honorable mention in the 2019 Story Embers short story competition.

6 thoughts on “When Life”

  1. A kiss to scare away the nightmares! Such a beautiful thought, Rachel! Please excuse the ‘unfollow’ followed by the ‘follow’. A bit of keyboard twerkiness. πŸ˜€

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