The Test

On this test

My answers to
The questions
Pass back and forth
Telepathically

No pencils, templates
Or cramming involved

It’s a Life Test
That has to do
With things

Like knowing when
To reach out
Your hand
And when to
Hold it back

And wait to be
Reached for

Accepting with
The gut
What the mind
Already knows

That genuine caring
For someone
Isn’t about

Restrictions
Belonging
Persuading

But rather about
Freedom

Of expression
Of movement
Of self

Trusting they know
You are there
For
Them

Whether or not
You are there
With
Them

Throwing aside all
Preconceived notions
And worn out
Ill-fitting
Attitudes

Offering up
Instead

The most
Valuable
Gift
You can
Give

The acknowledgement
That their truth is

Just as real

Every bit
As justified

Equally
As driving

As
Your own

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3 Responses to “The Test”

  1. An Imperfect Servant Says:

    You keep writing things I love to read. It is glorious to partake of your poetry.

  2. I love these lines. It’s the most concise a-ha moment I’ve had. Yes.

    Trusting they know
    You are there
    For
    Them

    Whether or not
    You are there
    With
    Them

  3. Hello, I am searching the web for romantic ideas and came across your website. good work.

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