Tears of sorrow and loss,

Heartache – unbounded.

Love’s last breath,

The ending came too soon.

Emptiness and fear, again

I am never enough, never right.

Unanswered longings and

Soul hunger – devastating.

But …. a shift in perspective…

Shared pain has turn to love, not from him but

From others – unknown.

My tears of sorrow are softened

With tears of gentleness and belonging.

I would never have believed this depth of feeling

From a social media post.

Voices from a distance

Names unfamiliar,

But all with the same thoughts,

Same feelings, same love.

Advice from strangers, or so they are called,

But none of us can remain strangers in love, we are all one.

I asked, and they responded.

No thoughts of reward- egoless.

Just outpouring of soul love,

More than I ever thought possible.

Thank you for the grace,

Thank you for the kind words.

Proof to me, yet again, of a concept

I all too often seem to forget.

We are all connected – in pain and in joy

And although sometimes difficult, I am grateful for both, for one cannot exist without the other.