The Longing for Love


The longing for love

Never leaves us

The need to be loved

When we are very small

Is so essential

Not only to our wellbeing

But to our entire sense of self

So that when it is lacking

The absence of attention, care and empathy

Leaves the deepest wound

And this wound can become a magnet

That attracts to it

Some of the emptiness it contains

Until the day we turn around

To face the truth

And recognise the source of love now

Needs to come from within us

First of all

But since no man or woman is an island

We also need those who will hold us

Those who will comfort us

Those who will provide a foundation of evolution for us

Until we can grow and gain in strength again

After such a barren time

Of having fallen down

So low

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