Cosmic Love

Even though I love you
with all my heart,
I must follow through.

I can either take the lead,
or allow you to lead.
if you can’t be true to us,
I must fade away.

It’s not what I do and say.
It’s what you imagine
my intent to be.

That’s when you decide,
if it even matters, when I say:
“I love you to the moon and back.”

By: ElRoyPoet © 2021

“To love without knowing how to love, wounds the person we love. To know how to love someone, we have to understand them. To understand, we need to listen…Understanding someone’s suffering is the best gift you can give another person. Understanding is love’s other name. If you don’t understand, you can’t love!”

Spanish Translation

“Lastimas a la persona que amas, si no sabes cómo hacerlo bien. Para saber amar a alguien, tienes que entenderlo. Para entender, necesitas escuchar…Comprender el sufrimiento de alguien es el mejor regalo que le puedes dar. El otro nombre de ‘amor’ es ‘la comprensión’. ¿Si no lo entiendes, como lo puedes amar?”

Quotes by: Thích Nhất Hạnh—Legendary Vietnamese Zen Buddhist Monk,Teacher, and Peace Activist  (Translated by: ElRoy, 2020)

Excerpts from “To love without knowing how to love wounds the person we love.”


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