Giving...  

rm_unlistedone 65M
3832 posts
1/23/2006 2:04 am

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Giving...



Giving...

There is a time of giving...
when "needs"
outweighs all you
preceive
to be true.
When the heart
tells you the desires,
the wants,
the feeling,
that the love
you feel...
has to have...
..."more."

It is a time
when you need to give
to yourself
more than what you are giving...
to someone else.

A time when
smiles are born
out of trust.
When the spirit soars
finding itself free.

You don't ever
have to justify...
only believe-
always believe-
that the love you thought
was a love for someone else
in reality,
was a love for yourself.

(Cherish the knowledge...)

It is a time
of giving...
to yourself...
and to surround yourself
in the glow of it's freedom-
and of it's warmth.

Then and only then
can you truly share
the giving...
the love...
to and for another.

I envy you...
finding the time of giving.
And I rejoice in it... for you.

© copyright unlistedone 2006


angelofmercy5 58F
17881 posts
1/23/2006 5:41 am

You are the greatest "giver" of all. Thank you for sharing this poem. And for sharing all of you with all of us.


rm_unlistedone 65M
2718 posts
1/24/2006 1:22 am

Angel, thank you.

Yes, I'm a giver... I won't deny that. But the giver is only a giver if the receiver is open to what is being given. And then it becomes that person's responsibility to give to another. It is almost like a promise made and shared. And your capacity for giving and sharing is larger than most. Find you way... slow and easy, with love... compassion, understanding, warmth, and the knowledge that what you are giving is life.


rm_unlistedone 65M
2718 posts
1/24/2006 1:32 am

L&B,

You're absolutely right... it is hard to tell sometimes. You don't always recognize the signals; but they are there.

Sometimes it's almost like a little small tug somewhere near your heart. You know, the one that pulls at you, just a little. Or you feel slightly "anxious," and not sure exactly why. The signals are there, and for some, they don't always jump out and hit you on top of the head. The times when you just want to be alone... silent... free from things that are normal in your life.

And when you acknowledge this time that is needed to "be" in your life, you will be giving yourself what you need. Sounds a little hokey doesn't it? But everyone needs a time of giving... for themselves. hug... and giving, for you, unlisted


angelofmercy5 58F
17881 posts
1/24/2006 9:46 am

Unlistedone......I'm speechless. Well, almost.....well, truthfully, I'm rarely speechless. lol Truly, though, you brought a tear to my eye reading your comment to me here. I only hope I can live up to those words, and "pass" it on in the same way you do. I wonder......I know this has a special meaning to you.....but I wonder if you mind if I end this with .... 143


rm_unlistedone 65M
2718 posts
1/26/2006 8:49 am

With your heart Angel, I'm sure that you will. (And using those numbers always will brighten my day!)


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