If Only…


Fighting so much
Pain now.

The emptiness
Of the moment
Only serves
To deepen
The emotional wound.

Facing this

Only serves
To amplify
The echo
Of remorse
And struggle
To move forward.

It is in these moments
Of weakness,
I feel so vulnerable,
So unworthy,
So at risk,

Wanting so desperately
For safe harbor,
For comfort,
For some sense
Of a future,
Beyond the avulsing

But even in
This time of desolation
And despair,
I’m confronted
Not only with the injury,

But I sense the remedy
As well…


How is it
That your eyes
Provide such safety
And refuge?

How is it
That your touch
Offers such salve
To my wounds?

How is it
That your embrace
Takes me
To a place of such
Miraculous healing?

Despite my current
And unending sadness,

I know that
There is deliverance,
So true…

So close.

If only you
Were here.

If only
I could look
Into your eyes
And see sanctuary.

If only
I could hold
Your hands in mine,
And feel freedom
From my pain.

If only,
I could draw you close,
Your body
Intertwining with mine,
Consuming the totality
Of your healing.

If only…

Β© 2018 W. C. Stacia, Jr.

14 thoughts on “If Only…

    1. Hi Dorothy! I so appreciate your interest and support of my efforts…very, very special to me. I don’t begin to think that my style or subject matter is terribly polished or informed…because it isn’t. But when I first started writing, I just decided to let things go and trust that if it was meant to be, I would find a way forward and find “my voice.” (Not really sure what that means, but I guess it’s my groove.) So, I just try to capture thoughts and emotions I feel…what’s on my heart.

      Having wonderful people like you enjoy my efforts is so amazing…and I grateful, so grateful. Thank you my friend.

      Your comment was so kind and generous… and really made my day. πŸ™‚


      1. I so agree…I think that’s what we all need to do. Just let go and trust…

        I’ll keep’em coming if you keep’em coming…that way we can both enjoy each other’s work. Deal?



Leave a Reply

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

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com 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