1 min readFeb 14, 2024


Heart Locks

For all Those Who Are Mine

When will they see who I want to be?

Out of the shadows, I step where everyone can see.

I feel a pang of disappointment when I realize that no one can see me.

The person inside is trying to get free.

I was obscured by the darkness coming from the shadows in my mind.

A sliver of brightness- the glimmer caught my eye.

Glinting in the darkness like a fallen star,

fallen from the sky, coming from so far-

the burning light cast up, just a hue of what I should do.

A spark from the heart where confidence might start.

In a place that was born in a moment so profound.

My conscience gives a flicker from the flow of love abound.

This is my promise of freedom- like a moth to the flame-

a chance to finally kill all of the blame.

Ready to step back into life, one step at a time,

and be seen again by all those who are mine.

Happy Valentine’s Day!




Monica Broussard is a Writer, and Speaker, with a Life Coach Certification. She occasionally writes for her hometown SeaCliff Living Magazine.