She saw the best in him,
ignored all the rest.
She pieced together a version of him,
made up of only those parts of him that she saw
and loved.
He looked into her eyes,
and saw that image of him
beautiful and better –
so much better.
It wasn’t him,
and yet it was him.
He transformed in her presence.
Strove to be the man she loved.
She transformed him,
not by talking,
not by advising –
simply by believing.

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    1. That’s true. In the case of this poem, it’s more about believing in a human to already be the person you know they’re capable of being, even if they aren’t.
      This quote from To Kill A Mockingbird sums up the message I’m trying to convey: “We’re paying the highest tribute you can pay a man. We trust him to do right. It’s that simple.”
      Thank you so much for visiting 🙂 It was great to hear your opinion.

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  1. Hello,
    Pleasure to meet you and thank you for stopping by my blog page and having a follow, I appreciate the support and look forward to reading more blog post from you in the future.

    Shay-lon

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  2. Hi,
    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and following – it would have taken a lot longer to find you otherwise. Your poetry is so beautifully crafted and full of emotion. I’m so glad to have discovered your blog. 🙂

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      1. You are so welcome, it has been an absolute pleasure to read your work. Don’t strive too hard, you’re already a great writer and I’m looking forward to following you and reading more. God bless 😊

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  3. Oh wow! I am doing this exact thing with someone and I am seeing after years of believing and acting in a certain way … the man slowly emerging whom I’ve known to be there all this time. Beautiful!!! 💖

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    1. It feels like validation to hear you relate to the poem the way you did. Also, I think the fact that you believed in someone makes you a great person to know, at least in his world.
      Thank you so much for telling me what you think. 🙂 It’s been nice to meet you.

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