A spiritual gift of love heals heart and soul,
It may take a long time or suddenly open
A heart closed to love, afraid to grow,
So many doubts born from past hurts
Leaves one without trust and hopes,
Without the knowledge they are worthy
Of being loved for who they are,
And to know there are no expectations,
Just understanding and sincere love,
Given honestly and wholly.
Love can grow slowly from the first hint
There is something special about one
Who has touched a part of you that
Lay dormant for a long time,
A spark touched the dying embers
Of a heart once so open to love,
Slowly the embers gained warmth
To allow the fire of love to grow.
Like a seed fallen in fertile soil
It grows to a form of amazing beauty.
Such a spiritual gift of love can heal
The heart and soul of the loved
And the one who loves.
To be together would be a heaven
On Earth, a life of bliss and joy.
Even if not possible to be together,
Love is a powerful healer,
Always there to comfort the heart,
To bless the two souls with peace,
And maybe open a path not before seen.
To love is not to imprison or expect
Love in return. Love is to set free
The beloved, and open the heart to one’s
Highest truths, to enable one to
Find where their love is meant to be.
Be not afraid to open to the core of life,
Which is love in its highest glory.
Love is a spiritual gift of sunshine,
To light the dark corners
Of a heart that is opening.
© 2017 Phyllis Doyle Burns