Learning to Love

There’s one in you who’s sweet.

There’s one in you who’s mean.

Can you love them both?

Can you let them both be seen?

Can you love the one who tries?

And love her when she fails?

Can you love the one who lies?

And love the one who wails?

Can you love the judge inside?

Can you love the bitch?

Can you love the quiet one?

Can you love the snitch?

Can you love the gossip?Can you love the prude?

Can you love one in you

Who frolics in the nude?

Can you love your tears?

Can you love your worry?

Can you love your darkest fears?

Can you love your fury?

Can you love indifference?

Love the one who clings?

Can you love the vibrant one?

Love the one who sings?

Can you love your addict?

Can you love your thief?

Can you love your vanity?

Can you love your grief?

Can you love your inner child?

And your body as you age?

Can you love your wild side?

Release her from her cage?

Can you love the one fulfilled?

And the one who’s not?

Can you love the one who’s chilled?

And whose temper’s hot?

Can you love the weakling?

The one who’s sometimes sick?

Can you love the warrior?

Who fights though thin and thick?

Can you love your crazy?

Can you love your sane?

Can you love your foolish heart?

Love your scattered brain?

There’s one in you who’s bored.

And one who’s often stressed

Can you love them both at once?

And she who tries her best?

If the answer’s “no.”

To some of the above

Then can you love the one in you

Who’s learning how to love.

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