Always a Part of Me
by Susan K. de Vegter
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This is a circumstance of compromising. I've witnessed so many of my friends and relatives who love so hard with their pride being centered that their devotion causes them to bleed and break apart.
If love is causing this heartache to magnify then it is most certainly worth the effort to keep it growing. This is LOVE'S two-minute warning. Pain tells us to look twice. Without compromise we soon learn the true depth of the love we leave to go on in life. We never condition that love. It leaves an open wound.
"Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping.
For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts.
And stand together yet not too near together;
For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow."
---Kahil Gabran ( from "The Prophet" )
I'm happy to be back in the folds of Author's Den. I've settled down with my sweetheart and am comfortable after searching for him all of my life.
Like this poem suggests...if anything is worth fighting for then pride and hardheadedness should give it room to grow.
When you look at her and wonder
There are parts you cannot see
Like the half of her that's missing
For the whole that's not to be
You see a woman shining
Feet planted in the ground
What you can't see is the sorrow
Or just where it once was found
Her appearance is astounding
For never would you guess
That this soul grieves no longer
And her insides aren't a mess
Nor a jumble...for this horseman
He came and took her soul
Left a gypsy spirit breathless
Took a part and left a whole
For his gift to her...his answer
His love was here and gone
Now the whole of her is seeking
The heart he took and won.
Let him go with freedom's spirit
For he left her with a glow
Took a heart that wasn't beating
Left a seed with which to sow
Many memories in the making
And a promise to return
To the part of her that's missing
For the soul still here that yearns
Today is worth the waiting
The future is a guess
As the soul of one so empty
Is a part of him... at best.
And the love of these two spirits
Beat forever a new whole
And the part that wasn't total
Is a story to be told.
~ Susan K. Rowse ~
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|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
|It sure sounds like you have found your own personal life raft on the tumultuous sea of love. (Oh, God, did I really write tumultuous sea of love?") I wish you well.|
|Reviewed by Larry Rochelle
|I can't wait for the sequel!|
|Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader)
beautiful moving so truthful and so emotional excellent poetry...
Wish you best and so glad too see you once more.
|Reviewed by Marco Landi
|Love your words of wisdom and...my warm congratulations.....|
|Reviewed by jude forese
|excellent poem ... one thing, why use a pic where the woman's body merges into a man's head?|
|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|I like it, Suse. The painting (sculpture?) is haunting, too. How two lovers are a part of the whole.|
|Reviewed by Anna Marie Fritz (Reader)
|A really smooth and beautiful piece of work, Susan!|
|Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson
|Beautiful write Susan, and welcome back. Glad you found what you were looking for.
|Reviewed by Martin Hebert