Like stealing truth from a baby's mouth

she slipped into the dimness of my house

and made the silence sing

She transformed my confusion with

subtle brash abrasions

returning to me a jewel both bright and dark

She walked through dawning darkness

and brought me the light

She took a look of hope

and gave it definition, direction

She wiped away my slate

and handed me colored chalk

She created a wondrous act of love

out of what had once been only words

and talk

She stole me from the stranger I was

and gave me back to the man I should be

by burning away the falseness of my face

she brought out the beauty in my scars

by walking through the dawning darkness

she brought me to the stars


(c) David McIntire


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