Sometimes your greatest love
becomes your greatest grief.
And you’ll be all the better
because of it, even if it doesn’t last
forever. To have known a love
so great, your heart is enriched
with kindness, compassion and selflessness.
To have shared your heart
with another. To have opened your soul
to another, no matter how it hurt.
To have your vulnerabilities laid out
and have another embrace them,
without judgement, without malice.
Even if those parts of your heart
will be forever changed, and perhaps
never whole again. At the end of it all,
you will remember the pieces of your heart
you once gave away. Deep down, you know
you’ve fulfilled your purpose.
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