Without Chains


We have woven ourselves together, you and I.

Just a little, at first. Our lives were twisting, turning;
changing at an unbelievable pace.
Though some of it was entirely out of our control,
we chose to let ourselves twist and circle around each other
while being pulled forward by some strange force.

Now we are entangled.

And as the directions of our lives become more harmonious,
the “pulling” sensation becomes increasingly strenuous.
We struggle to understand with bursts of terse tension;
ducking and weaving, contorting around each other to see
our true selves face to face.

It has not always been this way, for either of us.
We have not always been free… and the pressure can be deceiving as the knots we tie are tighter, thicker, stronger and more elaborate.

We wonder why we can’t release the tension without undoing everything…
though we could never let go, even if we wanted to.

But it is that very force that continues to weave us together.
Without our understanding how.
Without us figuring out every detail of the great love that connects us.
Without holding on or letting go.

All we need know is that bonds are not chains,
trust cannot be conjured or coerced…
and we have never been more free.

~ by lindseywhitemusic on March 26, 2012.

One Response to “Without Chains”

  1. Love it!

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