Gratitude

One hard lesson learned -

Even unconditional love may not endure

Gratitude

Your words - I love you unconditionally - no matter what you decide

I counted on those words not to be a lie

To this very day, they are words that I embrace and hold

They wrap me in comfort like a blanket in the cold


It's hard to open up, to be so open and exposed

Wondering if I'll still be loved once I'm really known

Can I trust you to still be there when I am less than perfect

And will I still have on you a positive effect


Love, after all, keeps no record of wrongs

And love is supposed to endure through it all

Therefore, I still count on those words

But I hope more than words the heart is heard


Even if you no longer want anything to do with me

I have to choose to believe

That love is and always was the prevailing attitude

And for that you have my undying gratitude



My Friend

Just love me

love me unconditionally

Love me when I'm broken

trying to put myself together again

Love me even if I've been rude to you

I'm human, I didn't mean to

Love me past all the things that bother

And see all the good I have to offer

Love me even if you know more than just my happy

Because that's all that I most need

© 2014 Shannon

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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

Wow Shan, these words are so special to me personally. I can really relate to these poems of gratitude. Thanks for sharing, voted up.


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wordswithlove 2 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

Beautiful poems, Shanmarie..


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

Aw, Jodah. I'm glad when people can relate to something I write. I don't necessarily do it with that goal in mind, but it makes me feel like maybe I wrote something meaningful, at least to someone. Thank you.


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you, wordswithlove.


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ImKarn23 2 years ago

I feel your words, Shan - especially after what ive just been thru.

It's Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend - and honey - i'm a GIVING!

lol

hugsxx


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

Leslie, after what you've been through, I have no doubt you are grateful for everything! And I am thankful you are here to comment! Hugs.


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Ericdierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

What wonderful poetry. This is all I ask in love. Great job and all couples should read them.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

Great words shanmarie and thank you for sharing.

Going to share onto my FB page A brand new dawn.

Eddy.


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

It's hard, Eric, to trust that anyone will still be there no matter what, that a person's love cannnotbe lost.


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you for sharing, Eddy! Glad you enjoyed.


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

Like I always say and feel, take me for who I am, not for who you want me to be. If that is done, I'm grateful. Awesome Shan...


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

Good saying, Ruby.


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you so much, mothersofnations. Bless you too.


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mothersofnations 2 years ago

Wow, very powerful. So touching and beautiful... God bless you...

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