Sunday, July 15, 2007
Love...The Whole Damn Catastrophe
Someone is crying could it be me
Every ounce of my love I gave to you
In haste and in panic you did flee
Sadly you must know this to be true
I thought I heard your name today
Echoed faintly through trembling trees
My heart asked why you didn't stay
One day I pray you'll tell me please
Neither the sun nor summer breezes
Soothe the pain of love's lost passion
I hurt I cry when the moment seizes
I'm not to blame my love I can't ration
(Poem written by me in a moment of weakness)
As I sit here waiting for my floors to dry, I began to ponder on "love". Don't ask me why. I won't tell you. Just humour me...come along for the ride!
Love is strange
It's heartache and pain
Love is controlling
It's rarely a many-splendored thing
I didn't mean that to rhyme, but does, sort of...don't you think?
What is "love"?
Is love more often confused with infatuation and passion? Does lust hoodwink us into misunderstanding our true feelings?
Your heart pounds and does cartwheels. Butterflies take up residence in your stomach. Your knees grow weak.
Wherever possible you slip your lover's name into conversations, whether it's appropriate to the subject of discussion or not.
You stare at the phone, willing it to ring, only when it does it's someone with an unintelligible accent trying to offer you a better deal from a communication's server or a "free lunch" of some other description.
"Messenger" rings in the deep of night, stirring you from a dream-filled slumber...only it isn't him or her. Disappointingly and annoyingly, it's some lonely, lost stranger you have no desire or interest in getting to know.
Love is never like it is in the movies or novels where the scripts are already written.
Love can be harsh, selfish and cold. Love can be heartless.
Love can be all those things and more, but it can also be warm and wonderful...if you find the right person to love....and who loves you.
The floors are dry...now I can re-enter my kitchen and make myself a much-longed for cup of coffee. I think I'm going to love this cup of coffee...I've waited all morning for it!