The true lies of love

some other ever repeated truisms…


It’s the perfect self-deceit
to think that you are loved
just because you love,
which immediately forms a natural impediment
to the vital outflow of your love –
love is not taking or receiving
but only giving.
Most people grow conceited
out of love, to think that they are loved,
and thus they smother love
unconsciously and tragically,
as they stupidly forget the only true qualification:
that love needs fuel,
which you can only monitor yourself.
To use it is to waste it,
but to give it is to further it,
and love can but in one way properly be given:
without reservations.


© aurelio 2023
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