Forgetting Love

Pablo Neruda always have had exquisite choice of words, this poem probably one of my favorites from him that have helped me cope up with break-ups.

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I want you to know

one thing.

You know how this is:
if I look
at the crystal moon, at the red branch
of the slow autumn at my window,
if I touch
near the fire
the impalpable ash
or the wrinkled body of the log,
everything carries me to you,
as if everything that exists,
aromas, light, metals,
were little boats
that sail
toward those isles of yours that wait for me.

Well, now,
if little by little you stop loving me
I shall stop loving you little by little.

If suddenly
you forget me
do not look for me,
for I shall already have forgotten you.

If you think it long and mad,
the wind of banners
that passes through my life,
and you decide
to leave me at the shore
of the heart where I have roots,
that on that day,
at that hour,
I shall lift my arms
and my roots will set off
to seek another land.

if each day,
each hour,
you feel that you are destined for me
with implacable sweetness,
if each day a flower
climbs up to your lips to seek me,
ah my love, ah my own,
in me all that fire is repeated,
in me nothing is extinguished or forgotten,
my love feeds on your love, beloved,
and as long as you live it will be in your arms
without leaving mine.

It is not easy to be forgotten by someone. I learned to appreciate heartbreaks along the way. They taught me my real value and what I truly valued. Sad as it is to be forgotten by someone you consider important, it is part of life. You would not want to spend your life chasing after someone. These temporary let downs will bring you to the right place. You will eventually meet someone who will be there for you through thick and thin. Loving someone is always a risk that brings the best and worst out of us. Healing is not impossible, it just takes time. You just need to remember this:

If you should forget,

forget pain, resentment and judgement.

Should you remember,

remember the joys of loving someone and being loved.

2 thoughts on “Forgetting Love

  1. Alan says:

    Heartbreak and disappointment are what builds our character and make us who we are and if it wasn’t for those, we wouldn’t be the person we are today. Everything happens in God’s perfect timing. Not a moment to soon and not a moment to late. Keep the faith and always believe. šŸ˜ŠšŸ™

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