Prince Charming

I dredged this one out of the archives: the years after my divorce were long and sometimes lonely ones but ultimately, I am so grateful for all that those years taught me…

All my life I have searched for you
My Prince Charming…
I see it all play out clearly
In my mind’s eye…

You look deep into my eyes
When we talk
You share my sense of humour;
Have a lovely deep belly laugh that makes me laugh right back

Every day is a celebration
Every experience a moment to share
You make burdens easier to bear
Just by sharing them with me

You hold me deep in the night
When my worries take over and it is hard for me to sleep
You look at this imperfect vessel that holds my soul
And you think that I am beautiful

You gladly share all the daily tasks that are a part of living
You understand that we are in this together
We share one another’s commonalities
And celebrate our differences

You are my best friend, my lover, my partner
You are everything I have waited for…
Your only real fault is that
You don’t exist; most probably never will…

I realize that I have spent my life dreaming
And I am alone in this skin
I look in the mirror and see
One pair of eyes staring back at me

The one person who “gets me” completely
The one person who has never let go
The one person who comforts me
Deep in the night when the worries take over;
Who prepares me healthy salads and big bowls of popcorn
To keep the vessel that harbours my soul healthy and comforted

The person who takes me to movies;
Plays the music I love
Dances with wild abandon
In the middle of the living room
Laughs a big belly laugh that makes me laugh all over again

The eyes staring back at me in the mirror
See this imperfect vessel, more fault than virtue

And she loves me anyway.

Maybe that is my lesson in this lifetime;
I must be my own Princess Charming

And perhaps that is enough…

Patti Moore Wilson /©


Author: Patti Moore Wilson, wednesdayschild2

I write what I feel. And I rarely know exactly what I feel until I write. I have lived long enough to have known many joys and many sorrows. I have made many mistakes; I have forgiven myself for a few… I have learned that there are lessons in every step of this journey, if we only take the time to pay attention… I hope you will feel free to pick and choose the stories that resonate for you…

5 thoughts on “Prince Charming”

  1. This is so well written. So touching but true. Isn’t this about loving yourself before you can find true love. I would dearly like to share this, may I?

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