Saturday, February 17, 2007

Mind, Body & Solace

I strengthen my arms
to catch you when you're falling
and to lift you to new heights.

I strengthen my shoulders
to soak up all your tears
and for you to lean on late at night.

I strengthen my back
to relieve you of your burdens
and to give you solid ground.

I strengthen my chest
to control this love I have in my heart
that grows with every pound.

For the way you make me feel
when I have you on my mind

Gives me the ability and the confidence
that I once could never find.

- aL 1997