Do Not Waste the Pain
When you speak your truth they may be frightened.
Stand fast and take heart. To be enlightened
Is in fact a heavy burden
And you’re likely to feel unsure; but to be uncertain
Is quite truly a tremendous blessing.
In not knowing we learn the lesson
And open ourselves up to a higher purpose.
Know that loving words, acts of service,
Quality time, gifts, & physical touch
Are not the only ways to express our love.
It can also be shown through benign distance.
Understanding that you then may sense
The best way to love a star-crossed lover
Is to let them choose another
And choose yourself instead. Do not waste
The pain. The stain, the bitter aftertaste,
Will fade as your light is rekindled
By the same one who let it dwindle.
To love unrequited is not your fate.
What you have to give is much too great
For one lifetime. Death itself shall not dissolve
Your soul. Use this time & life to evolve
Your potential. Close your eyes and see
The boundless boundaries all around. To be
Once again unbound is not a demerit
Nor is it wrong. All along, what you waited to inherit
You were given your first day on Earth.
From no other source pours your self-worth
And dignity. Your identity need not be defined
By the past you left behind.
A far better future awaits you, dear.
Falling down, you shall rise without fear.