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Heart In Armor
By: Wayne Brown
(Writer’s Note: It was some 18 years ago that my wife Barbara built a bridge of friendship between our two hearts and taught me to love and trust again. For that I have never had the words to express how I feel about it. Today I think I found those words. The accompanying song and video suggest the regret I might have experienced had I not walked over that bridge.)
I was afraid you might return to try just once again
When my heart was still broken but on the mend
A broken heart heals ever so slow before it trusts
I hide from any more hurt driven only by my lust
Time has eased the hurt but for trust I could only pray
Maybe now is not the time, maybe just one more day?
One more day before I drop this shield and love again
One more day might just allow love to come in
How will I know who to trust with my heart? Is it you?
How will I know the time is right? What to do?
Might I be dropping my armor in haste; A bit too soon?
Time will wait only so long; oh how high the moon
Love hides in the darkest caves when a heart does shatter
Trust is lost; the pain is constant; nothing will really matter
Is it time to drop this guard; expose my tender heart again?
Is this the place I regain my trust and let our love begin?
One more day with my heart in armor, its safety such a must
One more day; heart in armor, knowing again that I must trust
Yet you return once again to gently lower my guard shields
To coax my heart to trust again and see the love it feels
One more day, it would seem, things could be a little better
One more day and I would be willing to let go this tether
But in your eyes I see your heart reach out to mine once again
And in that moment I drop the line and reach to take your hand
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