You can hold down a lie for a time
And then the narrative unravels
Truth never travels
Nor tires of a steep climb
Authenticity does not conspire
It is strong, wise, and light
A lie – a dangerous plight
Straight into a roaring fire
~Just L (March 2, 2018)
Author’s Note: I am playing with enclosed rhyme schemes (abba). I am not playing with my life. Enjoy Your Life.
Without honesty love is unstable. Without trust love is lost. I will not compromise my respect for your love. You can keep your love; I will keep my respect. I know my high worth.
~Just L (February 10, 2018, Goddess Wisdom)
I once climbed mountains for one who held my heart.
Never grasping, ‘Wait for someone to do their part.’
Until I dared to be vulnerable, missing the trust fall.
With a thud I realized it wasn’t about me at all.
Wandering for a time, I questioned the other’s motive.
At last I decided this was no way to live.
I dusted off my pride and let my light shine.
Happy and grateful to be in this bruised skin of mine.
I redoubled my efforts to allow others in.
After all, living with integrity and kindness is hardly a sin.
Then entered that one who wished to change my view.
By blowing my mind without exploding my world, too.
I got someone who wants me, and not just the “next.”
There is far more to love, and the best is surely yet.
~Just L (August 15, 2017)
Remember when you said you loved me?
And then you didn’t.
~Just L (January 28, 2017)
The distance between us;
Too wide to reach across;
So I slowly backed in;
Until I was lost.
~Just L (December 19, 2016)
Published in the January 2017 Blender of Love Digest.