Thursday, November 8, 2012

Love Hurts


With my head on my mother's chest
being gently comforted,
I awoke to a pillow and a dark room,
moon light giving little.

Looking into the emptiness I decide
to give Mom a call in the morning.

Trolling through smiling pictures of
my sons on a screen,
my heart constricts and aches.
With longing.

Love is warm, soothing
and it hurts.

The heart aches, longs.
Another touch of comfort.
I have no memory of leaning on my mothers breast,
but the dream stays with me now.

And makes me long for more time,
more moments to let go of regret.

Feeling deeply is dangerous and delicious. 
Caring about another is
to be raw, vulnerable and painful.
It is worth it.

Love, deep love hurts,
it is worth it.

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10 comments:

  1. Beautiful.

    There is pain that sometimes can only be eased by hugging your mom. Love is great in the way that no matter how bad things are, when you are with the people you love they make it alright.

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    1. Very true. I am missing my mom who passed away a while ago. It is interesting to me the pain that love can bring. I took her for granted and would love a second chance.

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  2. Wow! That was powerful and beautiful. Now I'm aching. Thanks for sharing the words you wrote.

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  3. I understand the ache, oh so much. We both loved our moms in that special way. Sometimes I see her in my dreams too, and we talk and laugh and her warmth stays with me all day long. Thank you for sharing this with us. I fully comprehend and feel it with you. (((hugs))))

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    1. My memories are still hard and sad and regretful. I am sure that will change as time passes. It felt good to get this out though.

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  4. This is the thing about poetry - it somehow leaves me speechless, and I wonder if I really understand it. To me what you have written here is so beautiful, mostly because it is so true. Thank you Susie!

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    1. Thank you Mary, I think it is OK not to understand it. I am not a poet but I just had to get this sad dark feeling out of me and try to turn it around. Writing and posting this did the trick. I feel much better now!

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  5. This is beautiful. I am pulled into the message as I sort out my feelings of loss that are different from most people. Thank you for these thoughts.

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