don’t take it personally

Don’t take it personally they said,

for that is where hurt lies

and the place where pain is waiting.

But it is personal, I replied,

because there is a relationship,

and reaching out is what is required.

Don’t take it personally they said,

for that is just your ego at work

and your needs in regard to others.

But it is personal, I replied,

because it is the love I have

which seeks always to connect.

Don’t take it personally they said,

for then you make yourself vulnerable,

and give your power to others.

But it is personal, I replied,

because our hearts are drawn together,

and our minds are intertwined. 

Don’t take it personally they said,

for that means you want an outcome,

and they will have you in their power.

But it is personal, I replied,

because that is the way of love

and love is birthed in need and pain and grief.

Don’t take it personally they said,

for your life will be so much more complicated,

and disappointing if you do.

But it is personal, I replied,

and a life without complications

or disappointments is a life without compassion.

Don’t take it personally they said…..

and I replied that love is pure connectedness

and its only condition is that we are personal…..

because we are persons seeking to know

ourselves, and the other and that can 

never be impersonal if it is to be real.

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About rosross

Editor, writer, poet.
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