Intended Path of love

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 will have
Love will have its Intended Path

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

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I am an author on TCE and write mainly in poetry and short stories. I have always liked to write. It is important to me that writing comes from my heart and soul. 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. I began writing content online in 2007, starting with BellaOnline - A Voice For Women, where I was the Native American Editor, Folklore & Mythology Editor, and the Appalachian Editor. I also wrote articles for The Examiner, Daily Two Cents, and Yahoo. I am currently an author on HubPages. Most of what I write takes a lot of research and I love it. Even if it is a fictional story, I will research for accuracy in whatever it takes to make my characters, their era, their location, etc. become realistic to the reader. I hope you enjoy my works. Thank you for visiting.

6 thoughts on “Intended Path of love

  • May 10, 2017 at 1:23 AM

    Beautifully expressed Phyllis, a heart-warming expression of love, regardless of possibility. For love is its own reward, truly. great work.

  • May 10, 2017 at 7:31 AM

    That was so honest and lovely to read Phyllis. The best message I got from this, is it truly is a reward to love one’s self, even if the ones you seek love from are unresponsive. Nice work.~Paul

    • May 10, 2017 at 1:06 PM

      Oh Paul, such a wonderful comment that lifts my spirit, thank you so much. Yes, being kind to self and to love one’s self is truly where love starts – this opens the heart to be able to love others. Thanks again, dear friend.

  • July 20, 2017 at 6:32 PM

    This Poem reins with nobility of character. I appreciate the depth, and vulnerability, which I admire so much. Resilience, loving, full of hope, and graceful in acceptance are traits so beautifully displayed, here. I can only hope to attain a fraction of such a high-standing character as this.

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