Poetry is a clear window into the heart. I often write to express the thoughts and emotions inside me--not knowing what will appear on the page but invariably discovering more about myself and the world around me.

Love Story

Posted Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Ask me to tell you a story of love and I will tell you a story of affliction. Pain beyond description as I realize my own role in blocking my deepest wishes. I will tell you a story of addiction, control and manipulation. Addicted to all the things that gave me a sense of transcendence but always left me wanting in the end. Control of situation and people—especially people. And I will tell you story after story of manipulation to get my own way, to have you respond how I wanted you to, to show my best face to the world. I will tell you a story of letting go, faith, authenticity, and courage. Letting go of outcomes, faith in the mystery of something better, being real no matter what, and the desperate courage to choose it all—again and again. I will tell you a story of failed courage and continued control and manipulation. I will tell you a story of mustering the will to try it again because I know in my heart of hearts that it isn't real love if I'm not really me. I will tell you a story of companions and belief in other and belief in goodness. Men and women who come alongside me every step of the way. Who believe in me and I choose to believe in them. Nothing makes sense if there isn't a core goodness in the world—if God or the Universe isn't seeking me much more than I am seeking Him, Her, or It. Ask me to tell you a story of love and I will tell you about me. I will also tell you that I want this story for you. I will tell you a story that will change the world. One HEART at a time.

by Ken Carlson

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