I Want To

“Silence Amid the Storm”
I heard you call my name,
I turned to you.
My arms clutched your shoulders,
My eyes searched in yours,
My fear revealed upon my face.
You said my name, only softer,
You wrapped your arms
Around me and held me close.
My head leaned upon your chest.
My eyes closed in fear and joy.
Can I live away from my fears?
Your presence strengthens me.
Can these war cries be silenced?
Your voice reassures me.
Can I never leave you?
Around us, the world is chaos,
Bodies are falling in the streets.
Standing here is like a dream.
Blood swirls around our feet,
But here is silence amid the storm.

--Courtney R., Adult