Ignite Me

They say the pen
Is mightier than the sword
And I believe this is true
A broken relationship
Will not heal on its own
Of this I’m reminded
Every time I look at you

They say knowledge
Is power
And I believe this is true
Fences cannot be mended
Until both neighbors acknowledge the damage
Of this I’m reminded
Every time I look at you

They say the most important thing in your world
Is me
And I hope this is true
Like cars, relationships won’t last
Without regular maintenance
Of this I will be reminded
Every time I look at you

They say knowing your enemy
Is the key to victory
And I acknowledge this is true
You can’t know anything at all
Until you first know yourself
Of this I will remind myself
Every time I look at you

They say the eyes
Are the windows to the soul
And I believe this is true
When there is darkness behind the glass
All you see is a reflection of you
Of this I want you to be mindful
Next time you look at me

They say you should put on your own oxygen mask
Before you help your neighbor
And I know too well this is true
I nearly smothered the fire inside me
Each time I tried to refuel you
Of this I want you to be mindful
Next time you look at me

They say you can’t start a fire
Without a spark
And I believe this is true
I have but a spark left inside me
And I think there’s still one within you
Of this we need to be mindful
Next time we see each other