COURAGE

It takes courage to love

It takes courage to say,” I love you.”

It takes courage to look into your lover’s eyesย  in the middle of love making, and tell him,” Te amo.”

It takes courage to hug and kiss in public

It takes courage to let go when you’ve been hanging on for so long and so tightly

It takes courage to be vulnerable

It takes courage to be intimate for intimacy implies: IN-TO-ME-SEE…do I really want you to?

It takes courage to forgive

It takes courage to loan your heart to some one hoping they won’t dash it to bits under their big, clumsy foot

It takes courage to forgive yourself

It takes courage to cut yourself some slack

It takes courage to tell your spouse,”We’re over. I’ve moved on. I want to be happy because I deserve a little happiness in my life.”

It takes courage to live life with gusto

It takes courage to smile when you’ve no reason to

It takes courage to face the darkness of your own soul and that of another’s

It takes courage to welcome the light ofย  love into your heart’s darkest corners

It takes courage to admit you’ve lost your way

It takes courage to admit you’ve fallen short

It takes courage to admit you fucked up royally

It takes courage to seek reconciliation

It takes courage being humble and staying that way

It takes courage telling the truth,knowing you’ll lose a friend or all your so-calledย friends. For you see, a true friend, lovesย  always; when you tell them the truth, it’s a test of your friendship. Truth does 2 things: It can liberate or imprison. If you accept it; you set yourself free. If you don’tย , you’re in your own self-made prison cell.

It takes courage to be a friend

It takes courage to admit you need love

It takes courage to admit to your needs

It takes courage to not bitch slap some one who offendsย  your spirit every single day just by their presence

It takes courage to show love to your enemies

It takes courage to not cast one single stone in the face of provocation

It takes courage to remain calm as a tarantula is crawling up my leg.HA!

EVA SANTIAGO copyright 2013

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FOX and HOUND

Dear readers I normally don’t publish posts with profanity in them. Please excuse me as I don’t aim to offend anyone of you with this post. At times decent,clean words will fail us and the more appropriate word needed to express the intensity of the emotion will be a swear word. Whether you agree or not makes no difference. Thanks for your understanding

-Eva

FOX and HOUND

They met as children

When their universe was new

She held the stars

In her deep-set eyes

She knew nothing of meanness and lies

 

The fox and hound

These two grew and grew

A friendship formed

From 2 seeds planted in the ground

 

The years went on

Characters were set in place

While she played with dolls and lace

He’d take a thousand beatings in his face

 

They pledged a friendship’s love

He said he’d forever have her back

They pledged a friendship’s love

Promised he would never slack

 

And she trusted the fox

With her very life she did

Threw caution to the seven winds

Only to end up in a box

 

The one who pledged to have her back

Was ย nowhere to be found

That night the predator came

He did not stop him

He did worse than doing nothing

He took his turn in his best friend‘s rape.

 

And my heart weeps with hers

And my heart aches with hers

For how can a mother have stopped this?

The rape of her own child

 

And justice will do nothing

Not a fucking thing will be done

For all the laws men write

Are all stacked up against her

 

The laws of this land are perverse

Everything is ass backward

Progress travels in reverse

For you see the laws say,” She asked for it.”

 

And justice will do nothing

Not a fucking thing will be done

For all the laws men write

Are designed to undermine her

 

You didn’t just rape my child

You stole from all of us

You violated our way of life

Run like hell before God takes yours

EVA SANTIAGO copyright 2013