Are you clever enough to know when you’ve lost? When the love you thought you shared is no longer mutual, and the uphill battle to rekindle it has become a mountain to climb? Are you clever enough to know when a relationship has reached a point of no return and persistence will only lead to more hurt, awkwardness and pain?
Are you kind enough to let go with no hard feelings? Life has turned mean and you certainly didn’t deserve this. You’ve invested so much of your time and emotions, only to have your heart broken and your long term plans for the relationship go up in smoke. Are you kind enough to let someone move on, if that’s their heart’s desire?
Are you able to know when to listen to your kitchen cabinet and when not to, especially when they incite you to raise hell? Are you kind enough to know that, though you feel like giving someone a piece of your mind, you can, instead, give them peace of mind?
Are you quick enough to know that you may never get answers to all the questions burning deep within you? Especially the one about ‘Why did you then waste my time?’
Are you kind enough to maintain respect for someone who you longed to be part of you, but is now long gone? Kind enough not to pull your friends to your side and make him or her foe?
Are you clever enough to know that putting nails to burst his car tires, threatening her new lover or causing chaos in public will only turn respect to hate? And that a blame game is not among the decorated sports?
Are you brave enough to understand that maybe, just maybe, it wasn’t meant to be? Brave enough not to stand in their way as they journey towards their happiness? Brave enough to know that time will be a healer, and not only will you be able to move on, but you will be happy as well, in due time?
Love matters are big, no doubt. And walking away from love is one daunting task. But of equal importance, though not easy, is your response when you’ve been asked to loosen the grip. Your grip.
♫But it’s time to face the truth, I will never be with you. ♫