Hot, God it’s so hot this time of year
And hellish seems to say it best
for in and out as, once again,
I am alone and standing here…
A ring of friendship that we traced
encircled by our common bond;
and eager, lonely, I believed-
but yet again, my trust displaced.
I thought you knew me well and true
for an open book is what I am,
no masks or fawning lies can pass
between this broken heart and you.
What seemd a fine camaraderie,
with honesty and empathy, and
laughing, crying-shared our souls
was all the joy and peace for me.
Yet vast and dark a lifetime be
and who can know the whole,
its wretched grip upon a soul,
such desire to find an enemy
Cold, so cold within the circle now
with echoes of my weeping, the
fury of disapointment, confusion
resounding and yet, somehow…
I am resolute at last in what is true.
I did nothing to invoke the wrath
and only chanced to cross your path
in a moment you felt less than-you.
I am content-you being you, me being me
and in cordial passing friendly be;
but things broken in a childish rage
rip from friendship’s book a vital page.
There must be trust and knowing
that I am always who I am,
in spite of who we may become
and friendship’s rose is ever growing,
thorns and all.
Copyright CKP 2017
From A Course in Miracles.
T-15.V.4. Because of guilt, all special relationships have elements of fear in them. 2 This is why they shift and change so frequently. 3 They are not based on changeless love alone. 4 And love, where fear has entered, cannot be depended on because it is not perfect. 5 In His function as Interpreter of what you made, the Holy Spirit uses special relationships, which you have chosen to support the ego, as learning experiences that point to truth. 6 Under His teaching, every relationship becomes a lesson in love.
Here is the link to the entire passage if you would like to read it.
I now understand the fallacy of seeking the special relationship, as spoken of in A Course in Miracles. The only true special relationship that can exist is between a human and Spirit. It is never hot or cold, but constant.
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Peace, love and friendship to you all.