I speak…a poem about friendship.

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Meredith Gibraltar writes a poem about friends for her first book Martha.  Martha has just talked to her best friend Stephanie.  Cheers!

I speak to you dear friend.
I open up.
Will you condemn me?
Will you judge me?
I speak to you my dear friend.
You ask questions.
How do I cope?
Mindfulness I say.
Me too you say.
Wonder of wonders.
You need mindfulness too.
We share a need.
We share more than friendship.
You understand.
You don’t judge.
You encourage.
And you understand.

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My heart breaks … a poem.

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Meredith Gibraltar writes a poem for her book Martha.  Cheers!

Our tenderness.
Your gentleness.
We lay together.
It has been so long.
So long that I have felt a touch.
So long that my spirit has soured.
So long that I hear a sigh and a groan.
It is love.
But my heart breaks.
It has been too long.
Too long silent.
Too long alone.
With humility and love.
My heart breaks.
Your sighs and gentle touch heals it.
Once again I am whole.
I love you.  You love me.
It is right.

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Courage…a poem

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Meredith Gibraltar writes a poem about Courage for her book Martha.  Cheers!

I stand before you.
Naked in my tears.
With all my courage I stand before you.
Not knowing your opinion.
Not knowing my fate.
Not knowing if you will judge me.
For what I have faced.
For what I have been.
I am mentally ill.
I stand before you.
Naked in my tears.

How do I say I love you?…a poem

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Meredith Gibraltar writes a poem about love for her book Martha.  Cheers!

How do I say I love you?

I say it with my look.

I say it with my touch.

I say it with my trust.

I say it when I miss you!

Right now I miss you.

So much!

Please talk to me.

Show me your trust.

Please talk to me.

I’ll understand.

You can say anything.

I’ll understand.

I say I love you by understanding.

Understanding anything.

I love you.

Freedom!

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Meredith Gibraltar writes a poem about freedom.  Cheers!

I am free.

I have removed the chains of my fear.

The chains that weighed me down.

I have removed the chains of my fear.

And I am free.

I take a hesitant step forward.

I stumble but I don’t fall.

I take a hesitant step forward.

I walk steady and straight.

I walk tall and proud.

I walk forward.  I am free.

I shake away the chains forever.

I am forever free.

Free!

Love you have found me…a poem.

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Meredith Gibraltar writes a poem about love.  It’s for a chapter in her first book called Martha.  Cheers!

Love you have found me.

Is it true love?  Only time will tell.

I dare to open my heart.

My heart lays vulnerable on the ground.

Be still my beating heart. 

I love you so.  And you love me.

We are a whole.  In unity.

I face the future.

Strong and bold.

With your love the future I behold.