When your love is hurting
make sure your arm is ready
to wrap around
that you give them your shoulder
to cry in with kind words, and a heart
they can hold
because theirs is shattered.
It might be chemo with long term shadows
following, speaking into their ears
to give up.
It might be family turning their backs,
or things said
or a circle spiraling down into despair,
but don’t you dare give up on them,
be the strength
be the one they can lean into, because
that’s what love is,
that’s what love does.
Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies
Peace and blessings to everyone.
“When we love people, we give them hope.”