Leaning In

Oceans 273

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.”

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35 thoughts on “Leaning In

  1. “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.”

    This is wonderful Nicodemas… Love is dedication and being there; and the ones you give it to appreciate you dearly for just being there… Be bless and have a wonderful week Nico

      1. To be honest, I am glad now that things were that way because I see the gift that is happening right now with so much more appreciateive eyes. All is well! Thank you so very much, Nicodemas 🙂

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