Thursday, December 8, 2016

I Read Something Today...

I read something today, which said that love is never supposed to hurt.
I disagree
Love is supposed to hurt
And make you drag your heart through the dirt.
Love is supposed to scrub out your wounds
And cause the kind of pain that only doing so can.

I read something today, which said that love shouldn’t hurt.
My darling, whoever you are, I disagree.
Love should hurt
Love should rip your fucking heart out and touch your soul
Any real love will
Love is all encompassing of pleasure and pain
Love is both and the same
Without one you can never know the other.
Love will wash through your soul, and one can never be whole
If joy and pleasure are all that you know.

Love creates the ability to feel pain
And allows us to drown in the beauty of rain.

Saying that love shouldn’t hurt is like saying that love is pretty
Love is not pretty
Love is a raw storm which takes on many forms
Love is ugly and desperate
Both glorious and exquisite
Love is bleeding and dancing with demons
And the knowing of completeness 
that comes in the silence of rain spattered treetops in the sunlight.

Love is crawling around in someone’s filthy heart, when they’re covered in dirt
And drowning in hurt,
When they are at their all-time very worst
Looking them in the eye, and saying
I love you and all the little dings and dents in your soul
Come with your demons, your inner screaming
All that keeps you bleeding
Because love is desperate and foolish and brave
It knows not the bounds of sanity
And shrinks not from the minds profanity.

Love is not saying
I will pay any price to have you
Love is knowing that one would pay any price
To feed the divine joy of another being.

Love is not blind
It is all-seeing
The most beautiful expression of being.

I read something today, which said that love shouldn’t hurt.
My darling, whoever you are, I disagree completely.


  1. Beautifully written as always Lil, your writing truly is amazing.


  2. I agree, you wrote it so much better than I ever could....your writing comes from you soul...and it touches ours.
    hugs abby

    1. abby,
      that is one of the greatest compliments someone of poetic persuasions could receive. Thank you!

  3. Your words, as always, are eloquent. I agree with you Love can hurt.

    1. Thank you sunygirl. Love can be a downright bitch lol.

  4. Absolutely beautiful, Lil! Thanks so much for sharing.

    Hugs and blessings...Cat

    1. Thank you, Cat! Glad to hear you enjoyed it.

  5. Two years later I'm still bleeding. I also disagree completely. You never fail to touch me. Even your rawness and pain speak to me, render me speechless. I'm sorry I haven't let you know I was here all along.

    1. Ahh, kelly--no apologies needed. While it is unquestionably good to read the words saying you are here, I knew all along.


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