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Archive for May, 2014

Recovered Hope

There is no despair so absolute as that which comes with the first moments of our first great sorrow.  When we have not knows what it is to have suffered and be healed, to have despaired and recovered hope.

~George Elliot

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So What is Loss?

What will other people think?

Is what they think anything close to the shade of the color of your experience?

Will they get it when you lose your lifelong dream instead of a person?

And when you’re crushed forever. . .

Will posies be left at your door?  Will they get it if you don’t wear black veils?

Will they get it when it’s that worthless momento lost forever,

and that you’d give your life to find it again?

Does anyone understand that secret passion of a love-unknown and

what it’s like when it goes away?

Crushing your soul. . . .

As it dissipates into no-thing-ness?

They say growth comes with change and loss. . .

but what happens when it’s the wrong fertilizer for your secret garden

and nothing will grown in the moonlit path that is your life?

Meaning and purpose can be extinguished like a birthday candle

and who knows if they can be returned in this lifetime.

Do you have to work hard to find it again?

Could you ever really find it again?

Can you open your heart to the process that comes

With searching for those things again?

Or are they just gone?

 

What about when it’s loss of innocence that someone

rips away from someone you love?

And all you can do is stare or weep when you realize

that this is an existential Humpty Dumpty won’t stay together

with any amount of glue. . . .

 

They say growth comes with change and loss. . .

but what happens when it’s the wrong fertilizer for your secret garden

and

nothing will grown in the moonlight path that is . . .

your life.

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