Way to Love

Way to Love

A Story by Kathryn Smith

You opened my eyes

You are my light

To brighten my days 

All of my life

Even though we may be miles apart

It will never separate our hearts

There's a way to love

We both know how

Sometimes when I get lonely

Or when I'm stressed out or sad..

I take my mind back to Ireland.

And I automatically am filled with love.

I don't know why...

And I don't know how..

But Ireland itself has been present in my life for as long as I can remember.

The music surrounded me as a child.

As a little girl I used to look through a large book full of rich photos of the green country.

I clearly remember wondering if I'd ever set foot in such a magical place.

And little did  I know..

That in the future I would get to go twice.

All my life I have craved one thing.

True love.


A belonging.

I looked in all the wrong places.

And I even wound up in someone's bed I should never have been in.

He never touched me.

He never loved me.

And my heart and soul

My very being broke in Ireland.

But after healing.

And after time went by.

I came to the realization.

That Ireland taught me something important.

It showed me the way not to love.

And yet through my misery...

The romance and belonging I had so craved.

Was always there.

Right in the country I thought I'd come to despise.

Love was in the strangers I met.

It was in the stonebreakers yard.

In the faces and sky.

The sun and the moon.

The music and laughter.

The friendships I made.

I don't know why the little country  became such a large part of my life.

And I don't know how it manages to stay.

But I am grateful.

And it taught me after all...

There is indeed a way to love.

There is a way to never love..

And the way to love is pure.

Not selfish.

Kind and honest.

© 2017 Kathryn Smith

Author's Note

Kathryn Smith

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The fist piece seems to shine with possibilities in a short uplifting piece.
The second and third are food for thought. The second needs a typo sorted 'Even though WE may be miles apart' The third is an interesting perspective on a real life situation in which you share true experiences and real feelings and it ends up once more as a reflective uplifting and interesting piece Kathryn.

Posted 11 Months Ago

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