Does Love Reside Where I Cannot See?

expresses the distrust, confusion, and hopelessness that often accompanies language distortion of sex and love.

Are Daddy’s words the truth or does he lie?

At twenty-six I learned that love must mean

Always give in or lose the fight and die.

Is my belief in love a worthless dream?

The one I married said, “please stay and play.”

I thought he loved me but I was a fool.

It’s all pretense so he could get his way.

I think love can’t be kind; it’s always cruel.

I think love can’t be seen by souls like mine.

I’ve lost again, and don’t know how to win.

I don’t know where to turn or how to find

Love that is not cruel. Where do I begin?

Lord, can you tell me why love hides from me?

Does true love reside where I cannot see?


Other relevant posts:

III. How Can I Make It Right?

What Kind of Love is This? Part III Sonnets

Sonnet I -Are Daddy’s Words the Truth or Does He Lie?

Sonnet II- Does Love Reside Where I Cannot See?



Author: Charlotte B. Thomason

I hold a Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Arts in Apologetics, Emphasis in Cultural Apologetics from Houston Baptist University. I also hold a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from Graceland University. With over 30 years of experience in foster care and social work, I have a wealth of experience from which to draw as I offer guidance to women in their journey of healing. I have seen, both professionally and personally the devastation created by child abuse. My writing also reflects my personal journey to healing.

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