I started my run in the storm.
Harsh wind in my eyes,
And rain in my hair.
But I ran to the beach
I didn’t care that there was no one there;
I didn’t care.
And I trudged up that cliff through the hail.
As the demons of winter pushed me back
I didn’t fail.
I didn’t care that at the top
There was nobody there.
I didn’t care.
And I waded through that stream and I cried,
Because something inside me
Suddenly had died;
And I needed somebody to be there,
I needed that someone to care
As the sun showed up to caress my hair
And warm me through,
It spoke to me.
I needed you.
Lissy Lis 2016
Do not kill those roses
To prove you need me.
Do not spend our savings
On that Waitrose bubbly.
I need not that Thorntons
To know that you care.
Or that glittery card…
I can tell by the way you stroke my hair
The kiss on my head as you switch off the lights
The way that we laugh instead of fight
When you get up to hold me because I can’t sleep in the night
How we dance like fools when there’s no one around
When I’m struggling to stay calm and you don’t make a sound
And you sit with me
Until peace I have found
When you let me be exactly who I am
When I’m feeling strong you still hold my hand
And how you don’t like to gloat about the happiness we share
Because in our world we are the only ones who need to care
When you are my rock everyday of my life
And how you will still be that rock when I become your wife
And how one day in Feb, just doesn’t suffice.