The greatest virtue so they say
I have seen it used as an excuse
and it won’t go away
when the victim goes back to their abuser
their children are the losers.
When they asked why they love them they don’t know why
they even start to cry.
I was given a diagram the drama triangle
we all play the victim, the persecutor, the saviour at some point
but love is the fuel for the fire
what people don’t notice is love sits close to fear
I want to keep you here
don’t go stay I am so lonely
I don’t want to lose you, you are my one and only.
How many times have we heard these phrases said
love is close to fear its the thread.
It stitches hearts together
tethers us together forever.
My parents stayed together not just for Christian duty
but for selfish love I live with their legacy.
The mess that they made
and still I yearn, I burn for love
for perfect love
for we all know how good that would feel
but let’s be real
The stakes are high!
By Daniel Hooks
AKA Alienpoet on Facebook