One of the most common folklore motifs is love. Puppy love, unrequited love, lost love, and love reclaimed. The last is perhaps one of the most profoundest human experiences. Short of never losing sight of love, reclaiming the faith one has lost in it is something everyone hopes to experience in the course of their lives.
Here is a poem about that by Danielle Joy Linehart, author of From Deep Within: Bruised and Blind. Whomever she addresses this folk poem to must be a very special person.
GAINING BACK THE LOVE THAT I ONCE LOST
I love you
What does that mean?
I am sorry
Does that mean it won’t happen again?
Something that I never knew
The day I met you
You showed me the meaning of “Us”
The meaning of a relationship
For that special note
The dozen roses
The phone call just to say “I Miss You”
Most of all
The love that you give me
I would never have gained back
The love that I once lost.