Chasing Eternal Love


Eternal Love – Photo by Kurt James Reifschneider

Eternal Love – When we are young, life and time seem so endless. We fall in love, we fall out of love, but, every once in a while someone comes along and you know that is the “ONE”. You both know it and you both feel it and you know it to be true. In a perfect world you end up together in perfect bliss, and your fairy tale is complete and you experience eternal love.

There is no perfect world. As you grow older life will test you and that love, it throws you a few curves. Sometimes you or your true love walk away from the relationship. Maybe you both were too young, too immature, family interference, sometimes you are not even sure why. In my case my pride has a way of wrecking havoc in my life. Tim McGraw sings a song called “The Cowboy In Me” the song contains these lyrics. I am not sure who wrote these lyrics, but they are my life. I know these words don’t just tell my tale, I know countless others have followed the same path.

The urge to run, the restlessness
The heart of stone I sometimes get
The things I’ve done for foolish pride
The me that’s never satisfied
The face that’s in the mirror when I don’t like what I see
I guess that’s just the cowboy in me

If you are lucky, as I have been that “One” will really never really leave your life. You or they walked, feelings have been hurt, your heart has been burned It may take years to reconnect, but somehow you always do. Sometimes fate intervenes and that “One” is dangled just out of reach. You and the “One” have never lost that love. I am a firm believer in it has better to love and lost, than never to have loved at all.

Eternal Love- Photo by Kurt James Reifschneider

Eternal Love
The hands of fate have kept you and I apart,
Nothing is ever fair in the affairs of the heart.
I felt in the past and beyond before this life,
Soul mates, we were as husband and wife.
When I look at you and you at me,
Deep within our souls, we both can see.
In the present, our love has been put to the test,
You and I both know it beats within our chest.
Without words, we know what the other one dreams,
Fate keeps us apart, I can’t fathom what it means.
Like east and westbound trains we passed in the night,
In the present not on the same train that is our plight.
I know we are in his hands the Lord from heaven above,
Maybe not now, but he will give us our eternal love.
By Kurt James

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Kurt James was born and raised in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. With family roots in western Kansas and having lived in South Dakota for 20 years Kurt naturally had become an old western and nature enthusiast. Over the years Kurt has become one of Colorado’s prominent nature photographer’s through his brand name of Midnight Wind Photography. His poetry has been featured in the Denver Post, PM Magazine and on 9NEWS in Denver, Colorado. Kurt is also a feature writer for HubPages and Creative Exiles with the article’s focused on Colorado history, ghost towns, outlaws, and poetry. Inspired at a young age by writers such as Jack London, Louis L’Amour and Max Brand have formed Kurt’s natural ability as a storyteller. Kurt has published 5 novels all based in and around the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Using the Midnight Wind Publishing brand Kurt has also released a poetry collection - Poetry and Thoughts of a Wandering Man - (Uniquely Colorado edition) and now this collection - Poetry and Reflections of a Wandering Man (Random Thoughts edition) all are available in print or download on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads and other fine bookstores. And a few shady bookstores as well. Kurt is working on his 7th Colorado adventure tale novel “When the Song Vanishes”.

6 thoughts on “Chasing Eternal Love

  • December 23, 2016 at 8:28 PM

    Nicely penned and emotive Kurt, as to the nature of love and the road we may walk in its endeavor. Well expressed and heartfelt.

    • December 24, 2016 at 5:47 AM

      Thank you tony for those very thoughtful words

  • December 23, 2016 at 9:27 PM

    Love is mysterious and one may never know when it will pull together the right hearts. Very emotive and well penned verse, Kurt.

    • December 24, 2016 at 5:48 AM

      Love has always been a mystery to me Phyllis……lol ..heck if I ever figure it out, it will probably kill me..

  • December 27, 2016 at 9:31 AM

    To me this was so sad and emotive. At the fingertips was bliss and like to ships that kiss the waves never touch and slowly drift away. Sometimes if you sit still it will come to you. Good piece Kurt. ~Paul

    • December 27, 2016 at 7:11 PM

      Love the wording in your comment Paul, thank you for stopping by.


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