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January 15


14 (who?)
Lest by some ugly turn
Or twist of hideous fate
I do not achieve what I yearn
For the hardships are too great
And the road is too long
and I carry too many crosses
And I'm too weak to be strong
And my gains become my losses

Then let this be my reminder:
This moment of clarity.
Where I remove the cynical blinder
And remember Love's charity.
That I feel the warmth of a stranger
And I see the cold for the season
That I feel trust despite the danger
And I see the pain for all its reason

That I hear the laughter of a child
As the original Sacred Prayer
And that moment which she smiled
I felt that G-d truly cared.
That I inhaled the rain as it fell
And reveled in its scent
That I found myself in its smell
From my childhood fondly spent

That I touched you in spring streams  
And buried you in the leaves of Fall.
That I tasted you in dreams,
Especially those I don't recall.
That I have loved all of the above
And will find myself again inside Her
So if you ever forget me, Love,
Let this moment be your reminder.

That I have tread this many miles
And I will walk until satisfied
And I will find you in that girl's smile,
And all else where you reside
That I will smell you in the rain,
That I will hear you in the laughter
That I will appreciate your pain
And love you in the After.

So let the road be cold and bare
Let my heart be worn and wary
And let me fail at getting there
Give me weight I cannot carry
For I would gladly pay the cost
Before my soul has set.
For if I've loved, I've never lost
And for that, I have no regret.

"I believe in Love's existence, and in that acknowledgement, Love believes in me."
I often find people coming to me in times of heartbreak for support and comfort. 
I usually supply both with two glasses and a bottle of Sake.
However, I observed something that was consistent throughout all their lamentations: They truly believed that this was the "last time". They believed that this person was the only one that would love them for the rest of their life, and in their separation, they could only assume that this was it; this was the last time they would love. Yet throughout the weeks and sometimes months of anguish, I would always remind them with a question my mother asked me after my five year breakup with someone I was very much in love with:
" you honestly believe that she will be the last woman to love you?"
What a saint. 
It's a simple reminder of the eventual reality. We will be heartbroken, and we will suffer, and RIGHTLY SO! For if Love was such a trifle of a thing where we could recover from the greatest euphoria in ONE DAY, it wouldn't be so sacred. 
And if love is is sacred. 

If you're heartbroken, drink in your sadness and appreciate it. This will pass, and you, my friend, will fall in love again. And again. And again. 

Until then, just do what I do in those rare situations...if you gotta weep, go cry in the shower so you can tell yourself that they're not real tears, they're just water and you're still a man and you're fucking awesome and why the hell did you buy this body wash it smells like coconut and you hate coconut and you're going to get hammered at your friend Chris's house and then go to the bars and-....*trails off*
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TheScripter Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Student General Artist
This is beautiful, just the way it has been written. This is truly amazing.
NotenSMSK Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I have to say that this is quite the amazing work. The rhyming scheme is well managed and it comes off naturally. The expressions are well crafted and are easy to understand yet hold a deep meaning. The message was clear and very positive. The only thing that bothered me was the G-d as if you were hesitant to say it however it is up to you to have you reasons.

Over all a very well written work - a little lengthy for my taste but with an amazing ending!
shelleypalmer Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Are there any words of appreciation I can add that would do justice to the above? I need to dig out the old Family Dictionary.  I feel a vibration from the verses very deeply.  You touch the soul.
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Nice (psst!  It's ok to say God)
Positiveinfluence Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You're the man, Tom. Thanks for the read!
Anninhaxox Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Exquisite, lovely, profound and my favorite thus far. The rhyme scheme, the word play,  in each stanza is lively, and delivered with true depth that resonates as one reads. Your work is amazing. Look forward to reading more. :) 
Positiveinfluence Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
With such an astute reader, I can only hope to make works worthy of such high praise. Thank you so much!!
Anninhaxox Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
I have no doubts you'll deliver. 
VelvetLoveSky Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014   Traditional Artist
I loved this another amazing poem I have read of yours, the poem and description was amazingly written. As always awesome job, keep up the awesome work!
Positiveinfluence Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'll try to worthy for that praise, m'dear! 
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