Handed

Everyone is handed a sentence,
Most trigger guard it,
With shallow words instead.

For all of their lives
It is held close to their chest.
Never intending to use it,

Because it is too powerful,
Because It exposes the Soul.

Who but the fool
Would willingly do that?
So most keep it hidden.

Protection is easy,
Expression is hard.

And the sentence?
Look down,
It is there.

It says;
"I love you 
with all of my heart".

(c) 2018. Christopher Thompson