The Stumps of Prior Entanglements (Three-Day Quote Challenge v1, Day Three)

Could love really mean
Being able to extend our selves emotionally
Into the reality of others?

Emergingfromthedarknight – When Pain and Love are Connected

I have listened
To so many stories of love
Lost and irretrievable
It would seem there is something
In my countenance
That elicits
An unobstructed view into
Hearts in healing

Now you have asked
The nature of love
And the dynamic it represents

Love is trust
Love is acceptance
Love is vulnerability
Love is a commitment
To maintaining balance

Love is roots
Drawing from
One another

Love is knowing
Those roots may very well be ripped away
Comprehending and accepting
The pain that comes with
The possibility of
Love is putting down roots anyway
Love is kissing your wounds and using the stumps of prior entanglements
To try again

This is the last of my three-day quote challenge posts as initiated by Grateful Single Mom of the blog Grateful Single Moms.

As before, my challenge is open to all readers. Find a quote that inspires you. Write what is inspired. Share said writing and somehow notify me that you have done so.


10 thoughts on “The Stumps of Prior Entanglements (Three-Day Quote Challenge v1, Day Three)

  1. I had to reblog it as it spoke to me so deeply. What is the point of holding back just so we wont be hurt? That said when red flags appear in the next one sometimes it may be better not to give our hearts so quickly. its a conundrum. I am pleased to have connected with you here.

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    1. Thank you! And that is a very good point. I suppose to carry forward the same analogy, you also develop better sense in your roots to feel for danger/toxicity in new soil… And are able to withdraw quicker and less painfully.

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