It was not my choice that you and I should mesh.
You crept in slowly and your presence grew;
With every day that you came close,
A gradual understanding of my need gained
A new dimension seemed to open wide,
Beliefs were questioned, where before was bleak
Hopelessness and hurt, long harboured ,
Slowly banished by your gentle calm; came
Patiently you weaved and welded ties which
Bound me closer, though with hindsight felt
Less gossamer, more steel and chafed at times.
We’re worlds apart but joined for now by