Awakening Truth

An awakening truth can smack us right between the eyes sometimes. Like a sudden loud bolt of lightning on a calm day, an unknown before truth can shake us to the core. When what we thought was true turns out to not be then a life has to change or spiritually die.

If we spiritually give up and mourn loss of love, eventually we may die alone and lonely. We may even miss something that will truly be what is meant for us.

awakening truth

Awakening Truth

For so very long I have loved him spiritually
and for who he is,
there will always be love in my heart for him,
my spirit will forever hold him in high regard,  love and respect,
the only problem is I was so sure he had love for me,
a love that was growing, yet he feared trusting love again.

He was just afraid to open his heart,
afraid to trust me and to trust himself to risk,
that is what I thought was the truth,
and I loved him unconditionally, with no expectations,
then I awoke to the truth and it hit me hard,
so hard I wanted to die from the deep hurt,
he did not have the same feelings for me.

I withdrew into my sanctuary and did not
want to come out, ever.
And eventually I awoke to another truth,
I remembered I loved and respected myself,
and I survived to awaken to yet another truth,
someone I have known for many years loves me,
he loves me unconditionally,
he knows about the love I had for another,
and he loves me anyway.

I have allowed my love for the one I thought loved me
to go to a quieter place,
I have given this new love a chance to grow,
and it is growing more beautiful every day.

Don’t let love pass you by,
love is a beautiful gift,
it is the core of life.
~~~~

© 2018 Phyllis Doyle Burns

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I have always liked to write.It is important to me that I write with spirit and heart. When writing poetry, if I do not feel a spiritual connection to what I am writing on, I will discard it and go on to something I can connect with on a spiritual level. I live in the moment, I write from the past or beyond the veil. When writing fiction I go with whatever inspires me at the moment - it could be funny, sorrowful, romantic or sometimes done with the use of colloquial language from mountain folk or other cultural regions. Thank you for visiting.
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I have always liked to write. It is important to me that I write with spirit and heart. When writing poetry, if I do not feel a spiritual connection to what I am writing on, I will discard it and go on to something I can connect with on a spiritual level. I live in the moment, I write from the past or beyond the veil. When writing fiction I go with whatever inspires me at the moment - it could be funny, sorrowful, romantic or sometimes done with the use of colloquial language from mountain folk or other cultural regions. Thank you for visiting.

8 thoughts on “Awakening Truth

    • September 27, 2018 at 10:28 PM
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      Thank you, Rasma. Yes, love is incredible and must be cherished. I am so glad you enjoyed this piece.

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  • September 28, 2018 at 7:19 AM
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    So very true my friend. It stings so bad when you find out that the love you chose to share with someone else was unrequited. Like my dad said to me the first time my heart was broken, there will always be more fish in the sea, just have to find the one that hooks on to you. Glad that love was found somewhere else for you. Nice work. Very emotive.

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  • September 28, 2018 at 7:26 PM
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    Love is never easy or fair. We cannot get to be our age Phyllis without the rollercoaster ride that love and loving someone give us. I think the real measure of a person is how they deal with rejection and hopefully never get jaded by losing out to love. Very emotional piece and thought provoking.

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    • September 28, 2018 at 10:15 PM
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      Thank you, Kurt. True, love is never easy, yet it is the core of life. Glad it provoked some thoughts with you. Take care.

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  • September 29, 2018 at 5:21 AM
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    “……….to go to a quieter place ” Ohhh Phyllis , That is what you call a classic line , your writing here touches onto a finely held thread within many of us poets and maybe it is just us poets who’re able to find the quieter and yet not always comfortable place . Peace to you . For peace even in the face of painful experiences is the final love . Awesome writing my friend , awesome !

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    • September 29, 2018 at 9:05 AM
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      Ohhh Ed, my friend, you give me such a wonderful message. Thank you so much. The man I loved, and still love very much, has always treated me with respect and great kindness. He just does not have the same love for me, love as a friend, nothing more. Yet, I did feel the pain of loss and that is because of my own hopes and misunderstanding. The love I have for him is now in that quieter place and at peace. Thank you, Ed. I am learning to love him as a good friend now, which will always be a special part of me. Take care dear friend.

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