“Well, I have lost you; and I lost you fairly;
In my own way, and with my full consent.
Say what you will, kings in a tumbrel rarely
Went to their deaths more proud than this one went.
Some nights of apprehension and hot weeping
I will confess; but that's permitted me;
Day dried my eyes; I was not one for keeping
Rubbed in a cage a wing that would be free.
If I had loved you less or played you slyly
I might have held you for a summer more,
But at the cost of words I value highly,
And no such summer as the one before.
Should I outlive this anguish-and men do-
I shall have only good to say of you.”
“When I look at you I see flawless perfection-I know somedays you think my eye needs more training- but it doesnt-I know what I see-you are a flawless beauty and time only serves to prove this right.You are my one true love-the one I have prayed for-the one I struggled and fought to believe could ever exist-and you are here.It was worth it-waiting for you has been worth it-fighting for you has been worth it.You have redefined happiness for me-I am overjoyed that you chose me.I love you.”
“Love is an enduring energy that can never be truly 'lost'. Even when love is not apparent in the moment, what the pain reveals is the indelible mark love left on your soul. Focus on the love and it is never lost.”