How do you let someone kiss you
When their lips are a nightmare reseen?
How do you let another hold you
When their touch makes you want to just scream?
How do you lay down next to someone
When you feel as rigid as a board?
How do you let another inside
When your heart's padlocked right to the core?
How do you open up to someone
When you can't put to words what you feel?
How do you give another your life
When your life doesn't even seem real?
How do you ground yourself to someone
When your need is to break free and fly?
How do you learn to trust another
When your walls are built up to the sky?
How can you share this time here on earth
When you have not a thing left to give?
How do you turn such pain into gain
When you're too scared to let go and live?
How do you ease the panic inside
When fear is a grip that won't end?
How do you quell the heartache and pain
When you're unsure which wound you should tend?
How do you give your soul up to love
When you still haven't found the right key?
How do you attach yourself to a world
When invisible's how you feel seen?
How do you heal those scars of the past
When bandaids are in short supply?
How do you learn you're more than enough
When tears flow nonstop through your eyes?
How do you fix this pattern of hurt
Well this I so wish that I knew
Cause I haven't a clue to the answers we seek
To each question that starts, "How do you…?"
By: Debra Brent
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