Love is Worth the Risk #Poetry #NaPoWriMo

man-alone-silhouetteSometimes things don’t work out.
Sometimes the timing is bad.
Sometimes you love someone who doesn’t love you the same way.
Sometimes you realize you are not in love anymore.
Sometimes your lover dies
or leaves forever.

Love can be painful.
Love is a huge risk.
I have loved and lost.
I lost what felt like everything at the time.

It felt like nothing I had ever felt before.

I wanted to curl up in a ball and cry and cry
and cry.

I cried what felt like gallons of tears.
For days the tears just kept coming.

That wasn’t the end of the story.

I learned.
I learned about myself.
I learned what it means to be alone
on my own.
I learned about my own mistakes and failures.
I learned about who I was and
what I had become.

I didn’t like what I saw.
I needed to change.

The pain.
The anguish.
The overwhelming feelings.

I still think it’s worth it.
Worth the pain.
Worth all the risk.

There are no guarantees.

Even so
Love is worth all the risk.

© 2019 Jason A. Muckley

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