Keys to My Heart
I used to give the keys to my heart freely.
I thought no one would do me wrong, but they did,
tossing away my keys into the garbage
as soon as they were through them.
With tears in my eyes I rummaged through
the garbage and wiped off the crud off my keys. I then locked
those keys away, thinking everyone I met
just wanted to use them at their disposable.
Fortunately, people throughout my life from then on
shined a light on my darkened soul. I ran to where
I locked my keys and stopped cold…
“Do I really want to do this? What if I witness the same pain again?
But they have taken the time to shine their light on my life. They didn’t
need to, they chose to. And it’s not just any light, it’s a light I will
remember for a lifetime…”
I take the keys and shined them
and proudly presented them to the ones who took
the time to show me kindness in my despair.
In exchange, I was bestowed their keys
which I hang permanently in a special place in my heart.