Hard (i) (an edit)

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someone said the test of love
is making hard decisions–
choosing, for another’s sake,
the necessary actions;
taking the proper path
though strewn with rocks,
watered with tears, and
fraught with pain.
for love chooses what is best
chooses what must be
shouldered, borne, and done,
in spite of what might be wanted,
regardless of what had been hoped.

from the poem Hard (i) by Joy Camburn in response to this post.

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I have been writing on the web since 2000. I am a christian , a photographer, an occasional poet, a recovering dreamer, an occasional philosopher, a software developer, an autodidact, and i resemble the INFP personality type.

3 Comments

  1. had these lines running through my head over and over a few days ago:
    “someone said the test of love
    is making hard decisions–
    choosing, for another’s sake,
    the necessary actions;”

    your metered version, not mine, of course =)
    oh what memorability meter brings!

  2. This is good. Thank you. Unfortunately true, however fortunate too, but still appropriately titled. Am recovering also .. thus the resonance. Again, thank you.