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Love Never Gives Up

Updated on March 27, 2011

Coming out of the forest

Day was just breaking in the East

For the first time in all my life

I saw Love dawning over the horizon.


I have no words to describe it

For I was just expecting the sun

Which in itself would have been a miracle to me


But along with the sun

Was warmth so true

It radiated to every bone in my body

With heat that comforted my soul


The way its rays touched my face

Soft and tender

Like a kiss

Upon my cold cracking lips


The chill and dampness

From sleeping on the forest floor

Left me, as I moved closer to it

In disbelief, that after all these dark days

I would emerge

And find love

Just waiting there

With open arms

Ready again to enfold me

In his deep unconditional embrace.


I felt dirty after all this time

Living in the forest

Disoriented, too, from wandering in the trees

My sight was poor, my steps unsteady

When he reached out his hand

To help me to the top of the hill


As simple and complex as all of nature

There it was, right in front of me

Flowing through me, surrounding me

Astonishing me

How can this love endure all this?

Unless for sure it is true

He looks at me with those eyes

And that smile as if I’d never been gone

Never far at all

I feel I’ve journeyed to hell and back

But long to sink into his arms


Like time had stood still for us

And nothing else mattered

The Universe still held our space in the stars

That bond is eternal

And again, all is as it should be.

The rest is just details.


I've never experienced love like this.


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    • Erin LeFey profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin LeFey 

      7 years ago from Maryland

      Thank you Diana, I know I've seen it, I just couldn't hold it in my hands. He showed it to me, I just was unable to feel, let it in, or go there. I don't know what my status will ever be on this front again, but I have a lot of internal work to do before I can even attempt anything like that again. Blessings.

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      Diana Owens 

      7 years ago from My Little Hole In The Wall, HubPages, USA


      Such a beautiful and touching poem. Such imagery! I'm sorry you've never experienced love like this. I did for awhile, but it drifted away with time. I know I'm lucky to have felt it at all.

      Don't give up, darlin'. You'll find your true love in time...and he's waiting and wondering where YOU are...just like you are with him.

      May peace be in your heart...always,


    • Erin LeFey profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin LeFey 

      7 years ago from Maryland

      from strength to strength, i like that. I'm still learning so much about love - to me its still like trying to contain liquid mercury. Take care, my friend.

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      7 years ago from Guildford

      Real love never dies but will go from strength to strength. What wonderful imagery your poem possesses Erin. God bless and I hope you are feeling better.

    • Erin LeFey profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin LeFey 

      7 years ago from Maryland

      Agony Aunt, thanks so much for reading and commenting. Brightest Blessings.

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      Agony Aunt 

      7 years ago from Isle of Man

      A very touching poem about feelings that you make come alive. Amazing.

    • Erin LeFey profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin LeFey 

      7 years ago from Maryland

      Hi Prasetio! Thank you so much, I love being your inspiration to renew your search for your true love. She is out there! Blessings and hugs!

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      7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      This was so beautiful. I agree with you. Love never gives up. You are my inspiration and I got new motivation to search my true love. "I never give up to search my soul mate". Tanks for writing this. Rated Up! Cheers....

      Blessing and hugs,

    • Erin LeFey profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin LeFey 

      7 years ago from Maryland

      Thank you Epi! and thanks for stopping by, my dear friend.

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      7 years ago

      ...well you make 'this love' a very very special place to be my dear friend - and the dignity and grace that you give it could only come from someone as special as you!

    • Erin LeFey profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin LeFey 

      7 years ago from Maryland

      Thanks Christina!

      Cagsil, you are absolutely right - luckily in this case when I fell, he didn't. Our love never faltered. Thanks so much.

      Martie! I will go right away to your hub. That image of the forest, I'm realizing was more of a swamp forest...I usually love forests. Glad to be out of there anyway! Thinking of you too and Thanks so much!

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      Martie Coetser 

      7 years ago from South Africa

      Oh my word, I cannot believe this! Please go read my latest hub 'The Dawn of Love' and be surprised. I love the image of a forest you've given for living without love. It is still an intereseting life, but quite cold and damp and not the best place to be. I'm thinking of you and wish you the best of love you can find.

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      7 years ago from USA or America

      Hey Erin, you would be correct, love never gives up. It's people who give up. The power of love isn't understood by many and many people fail to see the power of the love they actually feel. Love is the ultimate spirituality we humans can close in on. Nothing mystical about Love and from your poem, I'm glad you found a love to hold on to. Many fail on that point as well. Thumbs up. Nicely written. :)

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      Christina M. Castro 

      7 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

      Just Beautiful!

    • Erin LeFey profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin LeFey 

      7 years ago from Maryland

      Fossillady, I'm so glad to see you again! Thanks so much and I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Love to you my friend.

    • Erin LeFey profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin LeFey 

      7 years ago from Maryland

      Ruby, ;)

      PR Morgan, thanks so much for coming by, and I'm so glad you enjoyed this as much as I loved writing it.

    • Fossillady profile image


      7 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      This was beautiful and uplifting Erin...I'm glad you shared it with us

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      PR Morgan 

      7 years ago from Sarasota Florida

      beautiful and touching! great job!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      7 years ago from Southern Illinois

      My goodness, your words touch me Erin. There's no love greater than the ability to love one's self. I know you've found that and i'm thrilled for you.

      Love right back my friend

    • Erin LeFey profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin LeFey 

      7 years ago from Maryland

      Genna, thanks for coming by, yes, I'm learning that love and life do find their way! Thank you so much, my friend.

      Eiddwen, thank you and take care of you.

      Ruby, You feel love and spring, and me rising from the ashes. My pain is still there physically, hopefully they'll find something for that, but I'm learning that real love never dies and never leaves your side even when you are at your worst and even YOU can't stand to be with you! Ha! Ha!

      That has got to be a thousand times better than a new found love, a love untested - When you find yourself on that hardest climb out of the abyss, shrinking from the sun, and on the last few feet, someone lifts you out smiling saying "I was waiting for you." Wow, What do you do with that? That's real.

      Love and hugs to you my friend.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      7 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Erin, I feel that love is in the air

      Is it really there ? Are you going to share?

      Have you found the one who takes your pain away?

      Or is it just a remembrance of a time of yerterday

      Hopefully it's a new found love, so deep and so strong

      Healing all broken pieces as you begin to mend from a hurtful wrong

      Or am i just a romantic dreamer who reads too much in a poetic line?

      Either way, I wish you the best that life can give

      Eternal happiness, what a wonderful way to live.

    • Eiddwen profile image


      7 years ago from Wales

      This was beautiful Erin and thanks for sharing.

      Take care


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      Genna East 

      7 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Just lovely, Erin. Like life, love always finds a way. Beautifully done!

    • Erin LeFey profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin LeFey 

      7 years ago from Maryland

      aware, thanks for stopping by again to see me! I'm so glad I can paint with words, I'm not gifted with a brush! Namaste.

      WillStarr, Thanks for your faithful support, I didn't realize I was creating a story but I guess in a way,lately I have, haven't I? Thanks for being there for me. and thanks for all the votes! Namaste.

      Nell, my fellow fairy, thanks so much. Really, you could feel it all the way across the Atlantic? Must be some powerful stuff! Namaste my friend. :)

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      Nell Rose 

      7 years ago from England

      Hi, this is beautiful, I could feel the emotion from here! fantastic, rated up! take care, nell

    • WillStarr profile image


      7 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      A story well told that leaves us wanting more.

      Up, beautiful, and awesome!

    • aware profile image


      7 years ago from West Palm Beach Florida.

      i can see what you've written here . you paint the picture very well with words



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