Teach Me How to Love

Teach me how to love,
how to see the beauty in each soul,
to love the pain, anger, and sorrow
of another struggling as I do.
Show me the wisdom of duality,
a hard, but powerful teacher.

Teach me how to love
so completely that I only
see with eyes of compassion,
feel only kindred souls,
desire only to be One with All.

Teach me how to love
as You do, unconditionally,
without end, patiently waiting
for us to leave behind
the veil, and awaken to who
we really are.

Make my daily mantra be,
Teach me how to love!


Submitted to Monday Potluck Poetry

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17 Responses to Teach Me How to Love

  1. Andy says:

    Hello Pat,
    It takes strength of steel to be compassionate and humble, especially to one who does not reciprocate such feelings. Patience and an abundance of love always pays off in the end.

    Thank you for sharing such a heartfelt poem and for stopping by my blog.

    From one of the last remaining romantic men (smile).


    • Pat Cegan says:

      Yes, you are right that the key is compassion mixed withabundant love. Sometimes distance helps, too. 🙂

      And yes, you are a beautifully romantic man…rare indeed. I never had a man write a poem for me but I would be be an easy catch for such a man. Who could resit that! Lucky are the women in your life. But I still living alone in the floresta so will just live vicariously through your lovely poetry. hugs, pat


  2. Isabel Bush says:

    this is so lovely. thanks for sharing it


    • Pat Cegan says:

      Thank you, Isabel. Some people are easy to love. It is the difficult person that usually needs our love and compassion more and that is not always easy. Hugs, pat


  3. We learn compassion through surrender and through the shared human experience, particularly suffering which humbles us. Truly beautiful endeavor to become more compassionate


  4. Jingle says:

    lovely thoughts……..it is good to hear this
    and enjoy the bliss.



  5. Mihir Vatsa says:

    That was a really good one, by the way.

    Your poems do play with the theme of spirituality and its clearly evident in the sooting flow of words in your poetry.

    Best regards ma’am.


  6. Siannaphey says:

    You truly have a gift with words Pat, they inspire me endlessly. love & blessings Njari


  7. ALIVE aLwaYs says:

    That’s a wonderful sentiment!


  8. That’s a lovely prayer..lovely poetry. Oh don’t we all need to learn that.


  9. Sam says:

    Soul calming words Pat… thank you for this love filled poem… hugs, Samer.


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