A sample from Book 5
to walk by my side
‒me by yours
an endless glide
hand and hand
knowing each's inside
protecting from the outside
with each other
no hidden pride
with each other
no need to hide
to each other
not just a ride
an endless passionate tide
no drawn lines
not just being kind
knowing each's mind
keeping love's drive
awake and alive
walking side by side
love's endless glide
until life and death collide
side by side
each to lie
(February 19, 2016)—I wrote this October 27, 2012. I had been talking to a real good friend at the time about what love actually means. Some people’s ideas of love are different then mine. I believe in unconditional love, but I don’t think you should hurt people and take advantage of that belief. To me, unconditional love is not a dream.
It’s a real feeling. It’s when someone loves you no matter what. Unconditional love hurts. People often take advantage of those who give unconditional love. That forces us to set boundaries, so we don’t keep getting hurt; hence, forcing us to set conditions on love which we then feel guilty doing. Love, in general, hurts.
I would love to feel unconditional love from another human being. So far, everyone has conditions. I think it would be a piece of heaven to be able to be yourself, I mean your total self, without coveting one piece of you in order to be accepted by another. Maybe, one day, God will show this to me.
Of course, I think, maybe, it’ll be harder to do so at this stage in life for me because I’m a little harder in heart these days. I was stubborn before my love was taken advantage of…God help the person trying to get through now! Still, we must go on and believe. I have faith.
I’m just a little more settled down in my ways these days and I really don’t give a snort about much of anything. Just writing. Which that has always been. I guess you can say that’s always been my faithful friend. We all need something to cling to. Writing is hope for me. What’s hope for you?
Love the skin you’re in. In the end, sometimes the person beneath your skin is the only one you can count on. God is great all the time.
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