In this modern world, it’s not a question of what’s painless. Nor is it of not having choices. It’s about making the choice to be and make a chosen relationship work. Maybe it’s always been that way?
Difficulty Is Just the Beginning by Michael Romani In this modern day world's complication There rests an uneasy sense of implication That even the best relationship will be difficult And any attempt to make it less will not yield that result The difficult part is just the beginning It's the steadfastness despite this that brings winning The acceptance of this passes as modern wisdom And no one believes love by itself offers keys to the kingdom In a luxury of time pieces, life often slips by The wages of narcissism are blown sky high As we lurch forward seeking to be better to one another But finding we run aground like ships without rudders And still we go forward in little failures of absurdity Constantly certain we suffer endless indignities Exploring the best of each other artistically We manage by as we grow closer emotionally The contempt that society leads us to hold For each other even as we quietly scold A miracle of fates awaits its own transformation As we learn and grow with each new contemplation It turns out that life's acceptable business Becomes the crush of managed unhappiness We find our equilibrium in a truth we'll never find Our love is hard won and we'll never leave it behind (c) September 19, 2018 Michael Romani All Rights Reserved