Love find the shards
that cut and shred my trust.
Encompass and hold
the jagged pieces that bleed.
Wince as the wound
deepens and progresses
believe that you can stop it.

Hold me tight against the heat
generated between souls.
Hold me until we melt together
closing the rift
that has always been
within my troubled heart
believe that you can heal me.


In honor of International Poetry Day I am posting the first poem I ever had published. Seeing it in print was the first moment I realized I had what it took to make something of my poetry. This poem will always hold a special place for me because of that. It was and will always be a benchmark in my life.

~ Nikki Anne Schmutz


3 thoughts on “Believe”

  1. Nikki, it is a pleasure to read the first poem that you had published.The lines: ‘ within my troubled heart’ and ‘believe that you can heal me’ touched my soul. This poem reflects the emotional honesty that is a hallmark of your work.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s