Love’s Journey


A collaboration by JW and Cathy

All my life I have searched for you

in the forest, woods, meadows, and glades

first in the light, then shadows, then dark;

convinced that I would instantly know

Your voice, your lips, your touch

Yet dreams remained dreams, and you an illusion

And I was alone, a wolf without a mate… or pack;

tempted, sad, faithless

I sought out others but they were not real

None could fill the void that only you could

A void with your shape to complete me

The others? Only flimsy constructs that fell apart

Beneath the weight of broken vows and time

All my life I have searched for the one

That knew his place

Accepted it completely

Heart, mind, and soul

The one that would make me whole

Be my reason to be; my purpose

Guide, mentor, master

Teaching me through actions, not words

My true self reborn and acknowledged through his eyes

A possessor of unconditional… and limitless… love

To fill all the empty caverns inside

That were carved out with an angry knife

Slice, by slice, by bloody slice

All my life I have searched for you, my Alpha

Had finally given up hope, cast aside the fantasy

Resigned myself to ever be

A lone wolf…isolated in darkness

Hidden away in my den, licking my many wounds

Until death would set me free

Then you appeared

Shone your light into my caliginosity

I became aware

A reawakening

It was then I truly knew freedom

For the very first time

To be who I was meant to be

To be with who I was meant to be

My master, my love, my forever Alpha


You can read it here at JW’s Creative World along with other amazing poetry.

36 thoughts on “Love’s Journey

  1. This is lovely, and, in my opinion, the journey of a lifetime. The journey of life. Love gives life, I believe. It’s a living, breathing, evolving thing which truly does, if we find the one who fills the caverns, as you said, making us not only whole, but allows us to be/become our true selves, set you free. I truly enjoyed every word; it’s a journey close to my heart, one with which I’m familiar.

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  2. This is our second collaboration after the poem with the mirrored perspectives, and they just keep getting better as our personalities melt into the theme. It has been a special treat as always, my dear friend, to challenge our talents. And I look forward to a long standing friendship, and more collaborations with the only writer I ever felt comfortable baring my writer’s soul to. Thank you, Cathy, my ever-so-talented friend.

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  3. I enjoyed the give and take, back and forth, forming it into something special–though you did most of the work, my friend. I supplied some stanzas, but it was your talent that took my words and yours and made the whole. And we will definitely do it again…we do make a good team. 🙂


  4. This is beautiful, Cathy and JW. I have always wondered how collaboration on something like this works. I understand in a book, where one might do the research, or you might trade off chapters, but a poem? And especially, a poem like this? Like minds I think. A beautiful collaboration 🙂

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