WE always get inspired by love stories like romeo and juliet, Cinderella or sleeping beauty, we like to fantasize about that perfect love, but to tell you the truth,love isn’t perfect at all, it is made up of two imperfect souls trying to make the best of the worst situations, they fight for each other, they vow to protect each other,no matter how many times they put knives in each other’s back but they know they always got each other’s back, they are strong together, they are bruised,engulfed in total disaster, but they survive it together.
Love stories we read that are in books are there for a reason, just to entertain us, give us false hope, life isn’t that simple, love has a cost,you can’t just win, without even taking part in the battle, you must fight for each other, “I” should disappear it should be “us” or “we”. Not everyone can live a love story, cause it comes at a cost you cry, you fall, you get up, you drown, you try again, you fail, you succeed, you lose, you win. Love is like a never ending roller coaster going through sharp turns, loops, sometimes it slow downs and sometimes it gets fast, sometimes you are standing at the peak and you know there is no going back,only going forward, but this ride has two seats, one for you and one for your partner, sometimes you will get scared and hold his hand and sometimes he will hold yours so you won’t fall, it is a balance of compromise and sacrifice.Do you think you are ready to sit on this roller coaster forever? with the same person on the same seat. sometimes you won’t like the view or what comes after it,what life has to offer you or maybe a difficult challenge and sometimes you will want to step off and end it completely but when you look at the person sitting next to you smiling and supporting you, you will turn the whole world around for them, you will rage war for them, you will devour anyone who tries to harm your partner, you will feel that they bring out the monster in you, they cause you to spread havoc and you will think they are your destruction. a messep up, but calming destruction, the destruction that can be created by them and put at rest only by them.
Life will bomb you with problems, will push you to the limits, it will test you, you will have to make sacrifices big or small doesn’t matter, it will drown you in stress, sometimes create misunderstandings, fights will occur, harsh words, broken promises, some dreams left untouched, some heart breakes, you will fall but only to be pulled back up by your partner and they will say snap out of it,”we are not going down this easily”, you will have battle scars, like i read somewhere “A warrior is nothing without his battle scars”, you want to win, taste victory, be brave but are you willing to get these scars on your body tattooed permanently,
Those scars are your medals,wear them and stand tall, show the world what a real love story is, if not for yourself then for your partner, give hope to this world that love stories are not always shiny,sparkly, sugar coated beautiful, it is ugly yet powerful. It is real.
This work is written for my parents who today 19 June 17 are celebrating their 25th marriage anniversary, silver jubilee yay!, I have seen them go through alot together and they fought the wars bravely and honourably. Love you both. You guys are my inspiration!