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Love Can Bring You Back

Updated on August 5, 2011

Love is a temporary madness...It erupts like a volcano and then subsides, once its' lava flows out... and, when it subsides you have to make a have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part...~ Louis de Bernieres

I have known love's madness. At times I still do. But what about when the volcano of love subsides and your roots are entwined and the day goes on? What then? Do you try to ignite the volcano again, to have the molten hot lava of love overflow until you are consumed with raw and unadulterated passion over and over again? Can any relationship sustain this level of ardor? What about your job, your classes, your children? What about your lifetime goals?

Perhaps there is a level of love that mirrors passion, but allows the mind to concentrate and allows others access. Let's call it worn-in love. Love that is comfortable and forgiving, like the spot in your bed that fits your body, the favorite song that floats in your head as you go about your day, or the restaurant that knows how you like your steak and the waiter knows your name.

It's that kind of love that saves you. The one that brings you back when you are lost, that won't let you down when times are hard, the love that buoys you when your world is sinking. It is superpower love. Masquerading in it's alter ego, everyday life, until the call comes and it is there--igniting to flame or shining a steady light to save the day.

those days I didn't think

all feeling and carousels and rainbows

I think a lot now that love is broken in

like new jeans or shoes

filling the background

the lights of our stage

comfortable blues, but sometimes red

with tinfoil thunder and flashes of light

love has its own voice and I strain to hear

my own voice still

until it hurts and I hear myself cry out

love can take all you have and be hungry

but sometimes love wants nothing

finding you in places you'd forgotten

when you're lost

love can love you back

©Winsome Publishing 2010, All rights reserved

If you enjoyed this poem here are some other looks at the poetic side of love Love is the Happiness...  or Rapunzel's Gold... and if you want help stirring the passions of love, try Fanning the Flames of Love.


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