From the deepest chambers of my heart
The darkest caverns of my soul
The most secret corners of my being
And the brightest pictures of my imagination
Ascend reflections of my past
Stories of my present
Pictures of my future
Chapters of my life.
Creeping from dark alleys
Lost loves of the past.
Hiding in shadows
Bitter disappointments I'd wish to forget.
Stealing in hallways
Those moments of embarrassment.
Appearing from shadows
Dreams never fulfilled.
Climbing from earthen pathways
Those exultant times spent in a heaven of green.
Appearing in exquisite turquoise waves
The emotions of love and passion.
Looking back over steep canyons
Those risks taken but conquered.
Standing high on mountains
The exhilarating occurrences of successes reached.
And far in the horizon
Brighter than the stars
The aspirations of my life
Swirling closer and closer.
All these pictures-
Outcries from my heart
Express my life
Along the road I travel.
Chains of pearly words
Woven into sentences of shimmer
Channel my deepest secrets
And exclaim my brightest moments.
So when I feel as though I want to explain myself,
I sit and write- laying my soul bare.
For nothing conveys emotions more vividly
Than poetry of the heart.