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At times I have reflected deeply

Concerning love, in general terms

About embarking on loves path again

Perhaps it’s uneasiness of unwanted guilt  

Whether or not I’m worthy or entitled

To excitedly love another unabashedly

Unconcerned of their future happiness

Should I obstinately pass on- abruptly

Leaving behind, another tragic love mess

I’ve also consider loving more stealthy

Never sharing openly my true feelings

Whereas I sit on a lover’s preverbal bench

At the intersection where love oft heads off

Relishing in its company for as long as … I have

Poet of the Light © 2021


21 thoughts on “Sincerity

  1. You eloquently expressed what a train-wreck love can sometimes be. Too often, we injure the one we vowed to protect…or they us. And not wishing to cause pain, or be the recipient of it, it can make us hesitant to take the plunge again

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      1. Authentic is the key word here…speaking for myself, I have yet to experience it. I’m in my 2nd marriage, and neither husband gave/give love unless I made/make myself into the image they wanted/want. I was myself before either marriage, but shortly after the ring went on, both wanted to change me. To me, neither’s love was ever authentic.


      2. I’m sorry to hear that. I too was married twice. The first one, we both thought we knew what love was, but we lacked a fuller, more mature understanding of what love should be and ended up sabotaging ourselves as we as our relationship. In the second marriage. I was more prepared however my spouse changed and expected me to adapt to her new found interest, subsequently we fell apart. No matter how much I loved her, I could never compete with the image she wanted me to become, of which I had no desire for as well as being absolutely destructive to love itself. I do hope you find what you need, but no ring alone can ever be so magical.

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      3. I don’t know why both men and women don’t realize that they can’t mold a partner after marriage to suit what they want. We are who we are, and though we can compromise, neither partner should expect the other to become who they are not.
        I have given up on finding what I need…now, I just want to be left alone to be me. But if you are still searching, I wish you the best.


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