Recovering Romantic

All of the readers I consult believe
a twin flame true love soul mate will relieve

what’s ailing me. I still and look beneath
romantic stories that I used to breathe

a young girl waiting in a tower above
the cruel world inside. They called it love

with promises sublime I was entrained
to quell my power by the weight of chains.

Recovery depends on the extent
I stand my ground, consent to my ascent.

You have returned, you beg a hearing though
you shunned my overtures, you say you’ve grown

and two hearts exponentially expand
the sensibilities in this new land.

Duality illusion games are through.
The path inviting opens hearts when true.

Alone I meditate and heal myself.
Come as you are. I’m here. Just be yourself.

Inspired by: Recovery, Extent, Promises, Sublime and the OctPoWriMo Day 18 prompt, how to relax and process feelings (Rejuvenate, Reboot, Breathe, Meditation, Process, Healing) in a form of my choosing, which today are rhyming iambic pentameter couplets.

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Victoria Stuart

I'm a poet, philosopher and inner seeker. A giver, lover and a healer who studies the heart.

7 thoughts on “Recovering Romantic”

  1. If we are not whole alone, we will not be whole together. Or maybe it is finding we are all broken and love is becoming more and more impossible.

    Sorry, feeling a bit jaded with this country in chaos and hate being thrown around so much.

    Your poem touched a nerve. When poetry makes someone feel something, it has done its job. Well done.

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    1. Thank you, Morgan, and kudos and deep appreciation for hosting this amazing month of creativity. My “old” notions about romantic love were more about rescue and outside intervention, and my new understanding is that we first love ourselves truly and deeply, and as the illusions of duality fall, we come into our limitless power.


      1. Don’t worry, I survived. It’s funny, now I worked out how best I liked to publish audio, I’m less bothered about doing so. I guess it must have been a “thrill of the chase” thing.


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