A quick poem on love

 Hannah (@hannahmalplanet)7 years, 10 months ago

You grip me softly
Pulling me forward
Or is it backward?
I permit the hastening
Towards the unknown
I am uncommitted
Wavering between the thrill
And familiar wistfulness
The feelings are fleeting
Your hand in mine
The only tangible grasp
In my flickering elation
I stop to consider
The warmth of your hand

Allow me to elaborate:
I was pondering my MANY feelings tonight, just after my friend regrettably had to leave. I am admittedly falling in love with him and it is a terrifying but awesomely thought-invoking experience. I am still trying to wrap my head around how someone can look past the details of my personality which I have so naturally come to view as undesirable.

Love is a confusing thing, and this has not been my first time experiencing it’s woes. However, the inevitable vulnerability is not without great reward, though sometimes this can be thwarted by the puzzling and unfamiliar nature of it all.

This poem is meant to express the weeeeeirdly simultaneous feelings I am currently experiencing– both euphoric and pensive. Hesitant, but excited.

So, even while my hands are cold without fail (which they are), I am always taken by the warmth of his. This warmth eases me and delivers a lingering hopefulness, which is enough to dwell on when I notice myself getting anxious and retreating.

(This all makes sense in my head, by the way.)

November 20, 2013 at 12:24 am
Anonymous (21) (@) 7 years, 10 months ago ago

The poem resonates with me as does your story. My advice is to get past the self loathing (‘the details of your personality’) and accept that you are a child of the universe. How could you possibly not be worth loving. Being down on yourself is a special kind of egotism. (whether it is stroking or disrespecting the ego, itis ego none-the-less) Find a way to kill the ego (meditation or some other spiritual path) and you will find the inner peace to both love and be loved passionately as you truly deserve. Peace on your journey.

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