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Love and Loss
by Jean-Jacques de Chazal

Thursday, November 13, 2008
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Daring love

I have loved

And suffered loss


I have loved


With all my might

Only to see

My imperfections


My humanity


And my heart



I have loved

And seen my sanity

Eroded by conceptual folly

By expectations

By lack Of understanding

And the cruelty

Of human nature


And your pig

Trampled on

The precious gifts

I gave you


Still I dare

To love you

Even more so

But it will be

From within

The fortress

Of wisdom

From inside

My armor

And the beauty

Of forgiveness.




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Reviewed by Cryssa C 11/19/2008
This, for some reason, reminds me of lines from the movie, "Princess Bride" when Buttercup tells Wesley/Dread Pirate Roberts that she has loved more deeply than a pig like he would ever hope to understand...etc. Maybe it is because I can imagine the words being said the same way. With sadness--mourning, with a sense of loss...and yet with a freedom because you didn't stoop to the same level and you understand that forgiveness means freedom.

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