It’s Been Years Now

It’s been years now of this weaving back together and then drifting apart. In time, always difficult to keep going, and always far too difficult to ever completely stop. Sometime love just “IS”.

Written by “Unknown” Who Surely Walks the Path I Walk
St. Valentine's Day weaving heart + AlphaAt some point
you will realize
that you have done
too much for someone,
that the only
next possible step
to do is to stop.
Leave them alone.
Walk away.
It’s not like
you’re giving up,
and it’s not like
you shouldn’t try.
It’s just that you
have to draw the line
of determination
from desperation.
What is truly yours
will eventually be yours,
and what is not,
no matter how hard you try,
will never be.

Ready

 

My heart was broken, then shattered again and a third time, and more. I settled. I was hurt by staying where I shouldn’t have. I spent years alone. I learned. I healed. I grew. So by the time you came along I was ready to love and be loved.

By an Elephant Article by Kate Rose
reknitted heart…our deepest
heartbreak
is only meant
to help lead
us to the love
of our life
because
without it,
we might
never know
what that
actually
looks like.

The Pondered Question

In my dreams I’ve seen you turn with your long hair tossing to cover your face. I have felt you, but never sure if close by or far away. You exist, of that I am certain. Will I ever meet you remains the pondered question.

From “Love & Misadventure” by novelist and poet Lang Leav
face never seen 02There is a love I reminisce,
like a seed
I’ve never sown.
Or lips that I am yet to kiss,
and eyes
not met my own.
Hands that wrap around my wrists,
and arms
that feel like home.
I wonder how it is I miss
these things
I’ve never known.

Innocence of Youth

We are a story told long ago to heart and soul. A couple of chapters is all we wrote, though, there is the most unbridled love ever I allowed myself. In that innocence of youth there was such fire, such stars and such passion; never to be forgotten, forevermore.

Journalist and Best Selling Author, Aurora Rose Reynolds
fire kissI’m
surprised
that
this
place
didn’t
catch
fire
when
you
kissed
me.

We Keep Trying

I am connected to you and always will be. We drift apart and come back together, each time a little closer. So many differences and yet so much love. And so we keep trying for each other, even in those times we part.

American photographer, song writer and author Dominic Riccitello
knotLooking
back
and
wondering
if it
could
have
worked
eventually
hurts
more
than trying
and failing.

Eternal and True

Loving you does not mean I don’t see your faults and shortcomings. Well aware of many, I easily choose not to notice them hardly at all. That I can love you for a thousand things and barely notice a few dozen makes my love for you eternal and true.

From “Born Ready” by Jennifer Elisabeth
imperfect heartI love
him
in ways
that I
can’t
explain
to other
people.
They don’t
understand…
it’s not
their
fault.

Lean In

The experience of my heart urges caution. My memory says be careful. My spirit says “lean in” and let yourself be known. I hesitate. Yet there is something about you that attracts me like iron to a magnet.

German-born poet, novelist, and painter Hermann Karl Hesse
lean in copyLove must
have
the strength
to become
certain
within
itself.
Then it
ceases
merely
to be
attracted
and begins
to attract.

All Along

It’s in the difficult times I know I love you most. Never is there a thought of moving away from you. My mind feels the same as my heart: love for you in a thousand ways.

Third century Persian Sufi poet, scholar and theologian, Rumi
rose captureThe minute
I heard
my first
love story,
I started
looking for you,
not knowing
how blind
that was.
Lovers don’t
finally meet
somewhere.
They’re in each
other all along.