Love In This Tainted World

The world seems so upside down

So many people are feeling unloved and broken

Those who want to give love cannot find the right one around

Love is one of those things others just leave unspoken


How did this all get so complicated

We are born with the same desire and need

Nature usually makes it easy not frustrated

We’re given instincts to listen to and heed


Deep down everyone has this hollow place

It longs for acceptance and wants to belong

It shows in their eyes regardless of their face

Without love everything feels a little wrong


Something happens that this natural thing goes awry

Someone let them down and wounded them in such a way

It did something that made that love inside them almost die

And forward on this misery continues to pay


How do we fix this horrible mess we’ve made

When so much is broken and pain is repeated more often than not

No amount of apologies makes the past fade

Even if you beg it all be forgot


That’s the thing about love and it’s power

When it’s good it can help soothe your pain and scars

But the issue is when it’s bad or goes sour

It twists the beauty and the soul it mars


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I'm turning 40 in April 2017... So much seems to have happened and changed. I guess I am feeling I should have it figured out by 40, but does anyone every really have it all figured out?

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