Holding on to Her

I find myself desperately
trying to cling to that
hopeless romantic part of me,
the one who believed
in the beauty of happily
ever after.
I want to protect her
from the lies and deceit
of those obsessed with her flaws
or falling for broken promises
in the shadows of those
nightmares.
I want her to hold
tightly onto her dreams
with the blind trust she once had,
remembering that we learn best
when we can acknowledge
our fears.
I long to ensure she
doesn’t lose her hope
someone will love her unconditionally,
enraptured by her, completely
in love, bound to her
forever.
~Leila P. Morgan