We THOUGHT we wanted happiness–
Happiness of fun, roaming free, no bad news.
Then our old man, our protector,
told us he loved us, just didn’t know how to show it.
He told us he had felt our love for him,
our strength in that love.
He told us we mattered to him,
no matter how much he railed at us.
We realized he meant it,
he was trying to share his heart.
And we felt Peace, knowing he knew
we loved him
and he truly loved us.
We realized that was what we wanted all along–
Peace over happiness.
Peace in loving and being loved.