Intended path of love.
Love’s path cannot be forced to desired hopes.
A woman recognizes her truth and reflects on it.
This is her story.
Love me whole he asked and I do,
With every part of my being.
Yet it is not me he was speaking to,
And that is okay, for my love
For him grew slowly over time,
Became deeper as I learned
Who he is and recognized
The beauty of his soul.
And I cannot change what is
In my heart, it is what it is.
The more he reveals who he is
The more I love him.
Tis not in me to change that,
I loved him long before he asked
To be loved wholly, and I am at
Peace with that love for him,
Even though a realization
Suddenly hit me hard and
Dragged me down for a little while,
Till my spirit opened me to truth.
The truth is I am not the type
Woman he could love in the
Way I love him.
I lost my physical beauty and youth
Long ago and now heading
Towards the end of life on Earth.
My time for a deep and lasting
Relationship is gone and this
I had to face. It was brutal
When it hit, but there it is.
Will I live the rest of my life
In sorrow and loneliness?
Will I cry myself to sleep
Every time I think of him?
Absolutely not, for I love and
Respect who I am.
I love life, too, and will enjoy all
That I love on this beautiful Earth,
What I feel for him will always
Be with me, in comfort and peace.
Love will have its intended path
And I will abide by that.
I pray he finds a deep and lasting
Love, with one that will love
Him whole for who he is,
And will give him all he needs,
Wholly and truly.
© 2017 Phyllis Doyle Burns