When We Become One

I wrote this after an Open Heart Meditation and Massage workshop at Conscious Connection Camp with the lovely Vishwam of Flowing With Life Stress Relief Clinic on my beloved Rainbow Fields.

When We Become One

Was it that first gentle kiss

Lost now in the mists of time

But also a perfect memory

Seared on my soul

Was it in the period of anticipation

Followed by hours of ecstasy

When the granite walls and barriers

Tumbled down around the bed we in which we lay

Has it been gradual over the years

With the birth of each child

As time passed, wrinkles appeared

Yet the love and togetherness grew

Or was it when the world was torn apart

And the only thing I could bear was you

Skin to skin, no words, just touching

In the same darkened room where we first found each other

You held me through the storm

Loved me through my grief and pain

Setting aside your own loss as

Overcome with grief and rage I was reborn

In the new world there was still you

Steady, strong, gentle and kind

You were different, somehow quieter and not the same

But still the same – still always you

And then you too got lost, hard to reach aloof

The storm took you – for a while we were two

You seemed alone and apart and oh

How I missed you and being us

More years passed and slowly

Together and alone we healed me and you

Mostly on green grass and in woods and in nature

With flame and sea and travel and love

And in todays open heart, massage and touching

We had to be separated, just for a moment

And we found we did not want to be sundered

When in a room full of people we were just two

Somehow there was just me and you

Soft touch, hands, stroking, holding

Your heart, my heart, your touch, my touch

My heart swelled and I loved you

I loved you so much in those moments

That I felt I was you and you were me

In that time we became two hearts that beat as one heart

I love the life we lead, you and I

You make me feel I can fly

You can ride free and together

In times between time

You become me and I become you

And our two hearts beat as one

​July 2017 - Photo Credit Tony Faulker


Samantha Gadsden is an experienced Doula based close to Cardiff in South Wales, mother to 4 children and wife to Eddie, more information can be found on her facebook page, Samantha Gadsden Doula and website, Caerphilly Doula.

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