Love Unwitting

Today we have a poem from Bill Friday, which I will let speak for itself. Say hey so we know you stopped by, and then mosey over to his place to treat yourself to some more words: BillFriday.com

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Love Unwitting

Your words
once meant more to me
than my next breath
until they didn’t
So well you did
making that happen
through silence and invisibility
entered into
I assumed
for your own preservation
that you have seen
to mine as well
Till now that I
instead of hating you
thank you
For what I once endured
as a sign of your contempt
I now accept as
a last act of
love unwitting
From which I emerge
knowing
that for both
far better and
a little worse
I will never be the same

c 2015 Bill Friday

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12 thoughts on “Love Unwitting

  1. lovely, beautiful, honest – those are the words that came to my mind after reading this poem. What sticks the most for me, “I will never be the same.” It’s so true, isn’t it? Whether it’s for the better or for the worse, loving a person and then not loving that person anymore, it changes us.

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  2. I love this poem. It speaks to me of transformation.

    “So well you did
    making that happen
    through silence and invisibility”

    ~To me, this poem is about a last and final act that
    changes everything, surprisingly for the better, and ironically with the
    power of having not done anything.

    “..I emerge
    knowing
    that for both
    far better and
    a little worse
    I will never be the same.”

    Peace, Ka

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