It was always said,
I would find love later in life.
It crept up on me silently.
I almost missed it!
I was expecting human form,
A partner or relationship of union.
What I discovered was an energy-
a lightness of being and a joy unfounded.
Love arrived with the dawning of my unhappiness,
and the prospect of unrest until my end of days.
Love arrived in courage.
It gave me the strength to start over,
and the belief that I have a right to be who I am.
Love came with the freedom of letting go,
and freedom found through forgiveness.
It gave me the platform to give without regret or rules.
I found my voice. I found Love!