Saturday, December 2, 2017

love turns into hate

love turns into hate [1]
by e. x. pectations

while second-hand is ticking (it can happen while you wait)
with unmet expectations, baby, love turns into hate

True Love never ends
·         we’ve all observed it: two people who were once ‘in love’ now hate each other.
·         it can happen instantly.  it happens when u.s.a. romantic/storybook ‘love’ comes with an array of expectations.
·         people should simply be honest, and say “i love you, as long as you _____________________.”  (fill in the blank)

·         …but that isn’t really Love, is it.  i see it as a form of possession or ownership:
i love you.  you’re mine.  now do what i want you to do.”

it sounds so love-ly… in song, on valentines day cards, and at wedding ceremonies, doesn’t it?  it sounds love-ly... right up until it ends.

…but True Love is different.  it is Unconditional.  it is allowing.  it is unending.  it wants the person who is loved to have the best life that they can have, irregardless of how we feel about it.

True Love is more like mother-child love, or friendship love.  it understands.  it doesn’t expect.  it doesn’t coerce.  it isn’t out for its own gratification, but rather, for the other.

a friendship doesn’t need a ‘vow’ or a ceremony or a contract or an exchange of overpriced bling.

Love doesn’t ‘need’ anything.

Friday, December 1, 2017

be visible to self

be visible to self [1]
by vis ibility

in this, a world where self-expression lies on someone else
instead of you (invisible), be visible to self

your thoughts matter.  your ideas matter.

your movements matter. your breaths matter.  your dreams and hopes and passions matter. 

 you... matter!!!
in this, a world where you can be invisible (don’t melt)
in you, there is a master-peace
be visible (to self)

[1] martino, j. (11.19-1.17). be visible to self.  book 79: bright [k]night. © 2017 by