Titles Oversimplify and Love is Hard to Quantify
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sydneyehukaimy words are more me than i'll ever be.
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Titles Oversimplify and Love is Hard to Quantify

by sydneyehukai

Once upon a time,

love was still an idea. It didn't hurt . It wasn't scary. It wasn't real. When you don't know what something feels like, it can be anything you want it to be. That was me. Before you.

Then there you were.

My world standing before me. My first moment of clarity, in the blur of pure chaos. And I got lost in you. If there's a map that comes with falling in love, I'm certain no one shared it with me.

Blindly, I walked into the abyss.

Each kiss, pulled me a few steps further. Earth wasn't round, it the was the silhouette of our bodies entwined. Mindlessly, I lost myself in you, no clue that I'd have to find myself soon. Alone.

I was catapulted into a twilight zone.

This couldn't possibly be real. Why should I get to feel such bliss just to so soon be forced to kiss it goodbye? We defied gravity, then you shattered me, in the blink of an eye.

Now here I find myself,

picking up the pieces of a broken heart. Starting to see the reality of love and who we are. Our spirits tied, we fly through life. Heaven, hell , and here. Love can't be lost. Merely changed.

It's now becoming clear. As each moment passes I know that

if it's true, love can defy all. Just as likely, you can fall into it, and walk away with nothing but scrapes and bruises. But you only lose if you choose to play the victim, not the victor.

Cliches are hard to avoid when quantifying love.

You'll find them amongst these words and most others that try to explain the unexplainable. Yet fables hold lessons, poems offer expressions, every phrase helps us gaze into ourselves.

I hope these words find you well, or instead

can be what helps you get there. Be the guiding light in a world that turned dark when your sun, your love, no longer shined. Mine is the heartbreak of many but there's plenty of love left still.

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bernardtwindwilGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
a year agoReply
@sydneyehukai You earned everything I said. The 60s folk song, "For loving me", contains one of my favorite lines, "there's a hundred more like you but don't be blue there'll be a thousand before I'm through". When some future ex-lover wishes to shat upon your head, just think of these words and smile.

sydneyehukaimy words are more me than i'll ever be.
a year agoReply
@bernardtwindwil I've been taking a long time to respond to you because, frankly, your comment was overwhelmingly flattering. I'm so happy that someone can hear/read my words and take so much from them. As much as I write for my own therapy, I write to put into words what others may not be able to. To help someone else while I help myself. So thank you. Truly.

sydneyehukaimy words are more me than i'll ever be.
a year agoReply
@marinmacro Thank you very much. I love how much the visual can add to the meaning of my words.

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a year agoReply
Beautiful use of photos

bernardtwindwilGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
a year agoReply
This was an inspiration. The outpouring of your feelings in these verses made me feel as if I was priveleged to be hearing your catharsis. This self-examination that you went through certainly benefited your piece. I am sorry you had to feel it. But on the other hand, I woud not have been able to read this beautiful piece. It was very well written. The choice of words kept it from being maudlin.

sydneyehukaimy words are more me than i'll ever be.
a year agoReply
@pops Thanks so much! Inspiration was just needing a therapeutic session of putting pen to paper about my most recent breakup. Writing like this lets me get it all out and most times I walk away feeling refreshed. Like a weight is lifted. Thank you again for your kind words.

sydneyehukaimy words are more me than i'll ever be.
a year agoReply
@benj Thank you! I appreciate you taking the time to read it.

benjStoryteller
a year agoReply
so beautiful! very insightful

a year agoReply
"Cliches are hard to avoid when quantifying love." amazing. i love it!! so well written and very interesting thoughts here. what inspired this?