Poetry of Stephanie Bennett Henry

The Light of You

Please know and always remember that I tried so hard.  I was constantly fighting for you and for myself, suiting up every single day for a war that could not be seen.  And I never gave up on you, love. You are the brightest light I have ever known and you healed me with your smile so many times.  Honestly, as hard as it is to admit, there is an unwell part of me that is so tired.  And I love you so much.  But the unsound part of me has to lay the sword down. Not for you to pick up and carry, but for me to put this weight down and god,  I know you’re going to fly so fucking high.  When I unhook the anchor, when I pull myself out of safety, when I release all of this heaviness,  I hope it makes you so light.  I hope it makes you free.  I never knew a heart like you and I am thankful I got to hold yours for so long.  You always were the greatest part of me.  Wherever you go, love,  I will fly in your light and know how the sun wishes it could shine like you.  I love you so very much and I will always be watching your smile that gave me life for so long, I can hear the music from the song you haven’t written yet. I will sing it until you do.  I’ll be the one dancing in the sky and sometimes it may sound like thunder, but that’s my applause for the storm in you that you haven’t seen yet.  It’s beautiful. Can’t wait for you to see it.  Sounds like music. Sounds like heaven. Sounds like your heart orchestrating the universe. See the way the sky can’t stay still?  

-Stephanie Bennett-Henry 


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