The acceptance of hurting
Today you will accept the hurt
and pain that caused heartbreak.
Today you will accept the hurt and
pain that caused self-doubt.
It hurts because it was real.
More real than the smiles,
more real than the laughs.
It was never one big thing,
but merely an abundance of little things.
Today you will accept the pain,
because you want the laughs.
It hurts because it was genuine.
The friendship and connection
only has to happen once.
Once to know a feeling
that is desired to be felt again.
A feeling of compassion,
a feeling of purpose.
All good things come to an end,
but is it really the end
if you hold on to those moments?
Keep them as a photograph
stored in your memory,
replay them like your favorite movie,
and revisit them in your
thoughts and dreams.
It is okay to hurt,
that meant you lived and loved.
That meant you created moments,
moments worth living for.
and today you will encourage it, not fear it.