A funny thing, isn't it?
It makes people blind
Blind to the truth staring right at them.
Now love comes in many forms:
Love for family,
Love for friends,
Love for freedom,
And so on.
But it is also a deep affection.
Maybe for another person.
The affection you have for this person,
Well, it can be dangerous.
Some romantics have said,
"Love is the most powerful force in the universe."
In the wrong hands, it can destroy.
But it can also save a life.
Love for another is like
Giving your heart
Your fragile heart
To hold in their hands,
Asking to keep it safe.
Sounds simple right?
The problem is....
They have to want it.
They have to want to keep it safe,
To keep you from harm.
Otherwise, it falls through their hands.
Like sand slipping through your fingers.
You watch it fall
And as it lands
A tiny crack appears.
Appears where it hits the ground.
The ground of truth.
The truth that this person
They never loved you back.
So, you mourn over this crack.
But realize you can't get mad at them.
Mad for not loving you back?
They can't help it because behind you
Someone else is holding their heart
And they're saying, "Yes, I want it."
In the end, we are just individuals
Standing in front of one another
Asking to be loved.
But life isn't like the movies
Or the books.
Katniss doesn't always find her Peeta.
Juliet doesn't always marry Romeo.
And the Beast doesn't always learn to love.
This isn't like the fairy tales
You were read to as a child.
Not all loves are meant to be.
This is what destroys us
Or saves us.
It's a funny thing, isn't it?