It’s Love

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It’s something unmistakable

Most assuredly inexplicable

Taking hold and control over you

‘Til you’re someone you don’t recognize

All of a sudden you’re selfless

Existing to please someone else

Giving just because you want to

Expecting nothing in return

Putting another’s needs above your own

Even if it’s not in your best interest

Or possibly even inconvenient

Willingly overlooking foibles and forgiving

Accepting differences that makes them unique

Letting that someone be right

At least some of the time

Absorbing another’s pain to protect them

No matter how many conflicting demands

Or how little sleep you had the night before

Making the time somehow

Dropping everything to give your all

Even if it’s just an ear or shoulder

Supporting and helping their dreams come true

Even if those dreams take them further away

Making you a better person because of them

How do I know?

Because I was in love …

 

©2016-9-16-L.M.Giannone

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