. . . or none at all.

Again and again

love succumbs to pain and fear

show me a strong loveImage



Artist: Thomas Saliot


13 thoughts on “. . . or none at all.

  1. FlutePlayer says:

    Can love be characterised as strong?

  2. gita4elamats says:

    “Love conquers all!” (。◕‿◕。)

      • gita4elamats says:

        “I believe all suffering is caused by ignorance. People inflict pain on others in the selfish pursuit of their happiness or satisfaction. Yet true happiness comes from a sense of peace and contentment, which in turn must be achieved through the cultivation of altruism, of love and compassion, and elimination of ignorance, selfishness, and greed.”
        – Dalai Lama

      • janineyork says:

        Thank you for imparting such beautiful words of wisdom from such a genius and compassionate soul. 😘

  3. reocochran says:

    I believe that pain, sorrow, joy and all the other emotions are within love. I have to believe that strong love will prevail and it will be a happy one, too. Strength needs to be balanced with tenderness to be real love. Strength used against someone is never real love. This picture told me several things, your words tell us a lot. Thanks so much!

    • janineyork says:

      I totally agree. It has been my experience that my love is the strong one, the one that prevails through the fear and pain. It is scary to love, and it hurts sometimes, but you DO NOT resort to cheating or abusing to deal with those emotions. Those are deal breakers for me. Maybe it is because I choose the injured birds to love. I am examining that now. My experiences with romantic love have been very heartbreaking to say the least (as the picture tells.) Life will tell if I ever know an enduring and happy one. I have come to terms with being alone if not. My last one really lied and cheated and made me afraid to give my heart again. I know that it is reflected in my haikus. I try to write when I am hopeful too, it just seems more often I am sullen. I just keep growing and changing and I know that I will recover from this wound and believe in romantic love again. I just love hard and even if someone betrays my love, it takes so long to get past it. I want this next one to be as strong as mine, we shall see. . .

  4. prayingforoneday says:

    Love this

  5. reocochran says:

    I think you gave such a complete picture, I can feel your pain. You certainly did not deserve this to happen to you. I also have chosen broken men. I like how you expressed this, “injured birds.” I will miss my special someone but have to let that go. Even despite the fact he balanced his time with an ex, that he never did give up hope for. That hurt me so badly, but over time I have come to grips with it. I guess it all means she was his soul mate, so she was meant to be with him and he with her. If we believe in soul mates, maybe they are two halves. There wasn’t much I could do once he found out she would take him back! I am glad to have someone to talk this over, because my friends got sick of hearing about it! They must not realize it takes a lot of rehashing and time to think, moan and groan, cry, and feel the agony of it all.

    • janineyork says:

      Oh sweet Robin. I am so sorry that you had to go through such a torturing feeling of unrequited love. It is hard to part with someone who you love, but I try to always remind myself that if I let go of the one that does not fit, that will only make room in my heart sooner for the one who does. I don’t want to be with someone unless they truly think that I am as special as I think that they are. I know that you are a beautiful person inside and out and you deserve someone who knows that with every ounce of his soul. I believe that you will find that soon. I know how hard you are working to make yourself open to it and it will pay off. It does take a very long time to let go of love, especially to another. Please feel free to talk to me anytime I love talking with you. You and I are kindred spirits and we have a lot of the same stories (unfortunately.) I am sorry that I did not get back to you, I have been very busy the last few days and only had time to jump on, write my haiku, and jump back off. If you want to get deeper and more personal feel free inbox me privately. Love and peace to you,

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