Love is all you need
In the simple words that “All you need is love” I have lost myself time and again. I have been enraged at the simple fool who believed that love is all you need. I have breathed calming, sighs of relief knowing that all you need is love.
I loved a boy once, more than I loved myself. The boy was my hero, my everything. When he smiled, I smiled. When he cried, I cried. When he got mad and packed his bags, there were mine right next to his. He was older, this boy of mine. I chased after him in everything. I followed him around the neighborhood. I followed him around school. Once, a bully was mean to my boy and there I was small and bright-eyed, threatening to punch that bully in the nose if he ever, E-V-E-R hurt my boy again.
My boy didn’t particularly appreciate my interference
We grew up, though, that boy and I. The reasons he had always been my hero and my everything grew us apart. They had made us who we were and we were so different. All the love in the world I had for the boy was not enough for him to love me. He was the first boy who ever broke my heart.
Years later I knew that while I was there with my heart in my eyes giving everything I had to give to my boy he didn’t have love to give me in return. It was not because I was not loveable. It was because he thought himself so.
Love is all you need.
When the self is loved, the rest will follow.
Goo Goo G’joob