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the most loving thing

sometimes
the most loving thing you can do
for someone you love
is to walk away from them

sometimes
the most loving thing you can do
for yourself
is to walk away from someone you love

who can you walk away from today?

Copyright 2018 Marlon de Souza. All rights reserved.

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A place to lay my heart

You accept me with all my faults
and everything I do
is watched by you for signs of love,
kind words from me to you.

You wake me up because you are
ready to start the day,
the crazy joy you bring to me,
a dog that wants to play.

I wonder what I will do
when you’re no longer here,
you tell me to enjoy your love
and never shed a tear.

And when some days I stop and sigh –
at times you drive me nuts,
you wiggle waggle my sighs away,
my darling mutt of mutts.

© 2013 Marlon de Souza. All rights reserved.

Don’t ration your love

Don’t ration your love.
Don’t make them wait in line for their portions
as you hand it out and then say “next”.
Don’t give them bites of the carrot,
give them the full carrot.
Give them you, all of you.
You may not be alive tomorrow,
or the next hour,
or even the next minute.

Give for you, give to you.
Don’t wait for someone to come along and fill your bowl –
you might die waiting.
You have within everything you need
even when you don’t see it,
even when you don’t feel it.

Live now, it’s all you have.
Tomorrow will never come.
Tomorrow you might be dead
or alone
or left behind
because you didn’t live today.
Let this moment shake you with fear and excitement,
and risk and joy,
and the unknown.

In your heart
let it be
let it flow
let it be.

© 2012 Marlon de Souza. All rights reserved.