love til it hurts

is the pain

of caring

for someone else

a mate or a spouse

or your child

give to them

to live

for them to thrive

they will spurn you

they will not earn nor merit

the cost

you pay

to make them happy

they will betray you

they will say mean nasty

and untrue things about



that is the risk

of loving


not getting


based on a homily by fr elezar silva