Lost Love …
Betrayal in love is one of our greatest fears and if it eventuates, pain. The question is is it love that lets us down or our expectations of it, our ineptitude to uphold such an ideal. Perhaps it is we who betray ourselves? The following work explores this conundrum. Hope you enjoy my thoughts….
Sufficed to say the arms of love in betrayal
can break more than hearts,
as darkness infringes upon a now lost hope
woven in denial of the harm conceived
when love’s sigh is burdened too much to breathe.
Rushes of sheer panic leave flesh trembling,
decimated from the one true belief we hold,
that love will conquer all, yet
in that same breath bleed us dry,
as fickle the hearts of humankind.
We seek answers, see not the coming fall,
yet blind is love when love is all,
and risk is taken to realms unknown,
left to tell us we are prone to our own wants
rather than reality’s reaping.
We betray ourselves for not believing,
that not love but people are inept,
volatile and so insecure,
shallow pools of striving for self,
not at all ready to be selfless and unconditional.
So, in our struggle to be loved
we risk all for whims of wishful wants,
and dreams as yet not realised,
all for the yearning of love
that can in no way be owned.
Instead, we tread the turn-styles of repetitious plight,
remarking the paths of fallen life,
until one day we come to know,
it was our expectation and selfish wants
that prohibited the seeds we’ve sewn,
coming to fruition.
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