keys to love

There are keys to loving well.
I found them tucked inside my heart.
There is life in loving, too.
In truth, there’s no room for regret.

I found these truths in my own heart.
Love in all these broken pieces,
leaves no room for sad regret.
My heart’s not untouched by grief.

There’s so much love in brokenness,
in accepting pain and loss.
Any heart untouched by grief,
cannot know full joy in love.

I’ll not numb the pain of loss.
These are keys to loving well.
I will know the joy of love,
find more life, in loving more.

Prompt #5 of the April 2014 Writer’s Digest Poem-A-Day Challenge

“For today’s prompt, write a discovery poem. The narrator could discover an object, a person, an animal, a dishonorable deed, or any number of things. Poets can focus on the discovery, examine the aftermath, or even just mention it in passing.”

Poem is in the form of a Pantoum:
Stanza 1 – A B C D
Stanza 2 – B E D F
Stanza 3 – E G F H
Stanza 4 – G A H C

Link to the prompt: