Love is patient
Love is kind
Love is not envious
Except it is sometimes
It is all those things
And yet we still call it love
Pick up the phone when it rings
Slam it down
And I really wish Corinthians had written about that
Told the truth
I wish they had added that love is waiting
And just holding on
That it hurts deeply
And leaves scars
I wish they said love screams
And slides down walls and sobs with a broken heart
I really wish they said that bit about love breaking your heart
Many times over
I wish they said love punches walls
And calls loved ones
All sorts of names
I just wish they told the truth
Because I still would have loved
But I would have been better prepared
Aspiring to some sort of perfect relationship doesn’t work. If you’ve read my recent poetry book “Healing the Broken Pieces” you would have stumbled across “The F&@k of Point” yes that was aimed at my husband at one time – but could have equally applied to others who I have also loved at other times.
Family – nobody winds you like those that are the closest.
Because we love them.
Love isn’t this nice soft thing that never changes. And it isn’t a noun it’s a verb
An action word
And boy does it see some action at times
Some think the flip side of love is hate – I don’t think so – because I’ve hated and loved someone at the exact same time.
And I wasn’t flipping a coin but if I had a stick …just kidding
The flip side of love is not caring at all – it is give a damn busted – and when you find yourself there – well that’s a problem.
If you have read my poetry book and this blog you will also see plenty of references to my deep love and humour filled affectionate relationship with my husband.
That’s marriage. After the gloss wears off and the freezer has blown up so you have to toss out those bits of wedding cake you saved.
After the kids have arrived and take you to heaven then put you through hell at times and you think it will be over when they move out but it’s not because you love them see
So it will never be over
If you’re lucky
After all of those years and all those tears and lots of laughter if you’re lucky and you’re still together with your husband
Then you’ve got something real and strong and true and that’s much better than whatever those Corinthians said way back when
maybe just maybe when they copied and pasted their papyrus back then they left the best bit off.
They left the bit that comes first – dropped the first chapter
That would have gone a bit like what I said back there
How you go through all that crap and then
Do you get to:
Love is patient
Love is kind
Love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude
It does not insist on its own way
It is not irritable nor resentful
It does not rejoice in wrongdoing
But rejoices in the truth
It bears all things
Believes all things
Hopes all things
Ensures all things
Love never ends
And if you stay together through all of life’s ups and downs and happy times and bad times then yes
You get what those Corinthians promised
You get true love
Have a good day you folks on the other side of the world – talk to you tomorrow
Oh nearly forgot
Header photo: the mad little town of Lightening Ridge in Queensland – I rode there one week-end on the bike and it was supposed to be there and back but there was a lot to see (so I ended up staying a few days) and this church was amazing – I did a bit of photo blending as well for the purposes of this post
Because I’m thoughtful like that