Sometimes people float into

Our lives, and they stay a while.


You don’t know how long

They will be there.


Sometimes you become friends,

Due to common interests,

Or common experience.


And sometimes that friendship

Blooms into something more.


Sometimes you really care

About each other,


And sometimes, you fall in love.


From there, at least for a while,

Things sometimes go nicely,


But often, one or the other

Brings the sting of pain


Into the relationship.

And from there,


The relationship is tested.

Can the love withstand


The pain, or is there

Reason to break?


Such is the path,

That some tread lightly,


And some go through

Full-force, future-be-damned.


Either way,

Sometimes love is fickle,


And sometimes love

Turns into war.


One never knows

What to expect,


When one falls in love.




Carry on Tuesday #110


Author: Gordon S. Bowman III

Writer, Visual Artist, Blogger, Advocate

9 thoughts on “Loving”

  1. Gordon: Something, each day, for more than two weeks, has touched that tender, bruised place in my heart….reminding me of the pain of a love that cannot be. Of a love given, and received, but is no more. Every day, for more than two weeks, tears have found their way from my broken heart, out of my eyes, down my cheeks, and splash onto my lap. Something, each day, has helped me to grieve. To let out that which would otherwise be trapped inside of me. Thank you for this poem. It was the “something” for today. ” One never knows what to expect, when one falls in love.” ~Paula

    1. Glad to be a part of a healthy grieving process, since from what you say, right now, that is what you need. You have been through a lot. I hope you get through this as healthy as possible.

  2. Falling in love is a journey … at times the mountain is very very steep … and then it smooths out until the next mountain … hopefully though, true love sustains one through the ups and downs … helping each other rather than fighting the uphills ~~

    1. Yes, you are right. Falling in love can be a journey, when it is not sudden. But as you say, there are always challenges, and it takes real love to get through it, a sharing of the load.

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