I want to share a poem with you this week. I have written this poem while reflecting on the seventeen years that I have been with my husband. When I fell in love with him, I knew he was the one for me. He is funny, witty and very animated. These are all keys to my heart❤️ As love grows over the years, it takes on different characteristics and the partnership will inevitably experience ecstaticly happy times as well as despairingly difficult times. It is strikingly different from what the fairytales say or the ideas we may have when we first jump in.
At the end of the day, I realize that~ This IS Life. This IS Love.
We have ups and downs. When the times get tough, that’s when both people need to try their best to keep growing together. One MUST be willing to support the other. We take turns being the rock and the one in peril. With each joyful event, Love grows. With each trial, Love grows all the stronger. Two souls on One path in life.
What is Love?
Racing faster with each breath,
I can feel my heart beating in my chest,
Nervous, bright, focused and open,
My body feels weak, But far from broken.
At first so fleeting, quick and fast,
My mind is reeling at this firework blast,
I can’t tell if it’s real, it feels so huge,
Like I’ve been spun up in a centrifuge.
The roots of my tree begin to grow down,
They lengthen and widen with each day,
I care for and support it well,
It becomes a place where hope will dwell.
With the first big storm the winds gust,
Deep thunder crashes and fear takes hold,
The tree branches thrash as it is struck,
Can it make it through, Oh please it must!
I listen intently to what it needs,
I give so much, my heart it bleeds.
Please don’t give up, you know I’ve tried,
I’m breaking, I’m shattered, I can’t be denied.
The sun breaks through and shines on down,
I sign with relief as my tree rebounds.
The warmth and light penetrate my fear,
I see now why I must persevere.
Lasting as a river eroding through rock,
As it moves tirelessly through its path.
It is warm and soft yet solid and tough,
An equation that can’t be solved by math.
Love is exquisite, alarming and firm,
Enduring yet fragile it’s hard to discern,
It brings us together into one beautiful place,
A treasure so valued, yet takes up no space.
Nothing can parallel the emotions it brings,
It makes me feel so whole, I can do anything.
Steady and soothing, it’s why we are here,
Love is the true gift from the Ultimate Seer.
By: Lisa K