Sunday, April 22, 2012
AN UNCONDITIONAL LOVE
There is dignity in not giving up on someone you truly love.
But there is more dignity in letting them go so they can experience better love.
That shows your true love because you then become unselfish
And through putting others first, unconditional love grows.
There is respect in fighting gallantly to win someone's heart another time
But an even greater respect comes from fighting hard and knowing when to stop.
Even though you would give anything to have the past back,
That person has touched your life in a way
That will make your future so much brighter.
Accept that, and hold your head high
Knowing you have captured their heart as well.
There is courage in allowing your heart to hurt and grieve
But there is a greater courage in knowing it will be scarred
But stronger as time goes on.
For whoever caused those scars has made your life better in some way
And will make you a better person when you marry
Because of what the scars taught you.
Losing the person who meant the most in your life is a humbling experience,
Yet it is even more humbling if you allow it to run your life
And forsake all you have been blessed with
When you feel like you have lost your world.
Remember how many people depend on you and who you are the world to.
There is fortitude in holding on for another chance
Although an even greater fortitude comes from extending your hand
And heart in friendship, realizing you will still share things with that person
No one else ever will.
You will always have the looks and jokes and memories.
Don't ever discount how special those things are in your heart and theirs.
True love hurts when it is lost
But an even greater love grows inside yourself through realization
That something better is in the world for both of you.
And that there are still things to share with that person,
Even though some feelings may have changed.
Take their hand and help them achieve their hopes and dreams
Because in that there is dignity, respect, courage, humility, fortitude,
And the unconditional love that will continue to grow in both of your hearts.
Copyright © 1999 Jason J. Boys, Georgia