Wrap me in your love
I’m in need of comfort
Every time I’m left to my own devices
I fall off the wagon
Not the wagon of booze
But the wagon of love!
Wrap me in your love
For I’ve become a little lost
Pain is back and it hurts
And I wonder does it hurt
Because I don’t think I deserve better
Or does it hurt because
The physical pain is what I’ve always known
Because the physical pain becomes a crutch
To the things that I don’t want to feel in my heart
Wrap me in your love
For I know you only want what’s good for me
I’m your child
I have a child and I watch him go through life
And I only want what’s best for him
Sometimes I watch what he is doing and I want to make him stop
So I wonder
Is that what you do
You only want what’s best for me
Yet you have to watch what I’m doing
And you just want to make me stop
But free will takes precedence
Wrap me in your love
For I can see the decisions I make
The ones I am conscious of
And the ones that I have no awareness of
Are the things that keep me wrapped in this pain
It’s been a life time
It’s been a way of life
But I’ve worked so hard
I thought the pain was over
But then I hear you speak
From words that come out of my own mouth
And those of my beautiful sister
And I understand once again
That if I change my thoughts
I change my life
I change the pain to love
I jump back on the wagon
The wagon of love
So wrap me in your love
After I wrap myself in mine
For it all comes from the same place
54 thoughts on “I Fell Off the Wagon ~ of Love!”
Ahhh Lorrie. I fell of the wagon on the weekend too. I let go of love and loving and being loved and spiralled into that dark space that would have me believe, fear is the only thing to cling to.
Thank you for this poem. It is a refreshing reminder to begin again. To step into my day breathing into the only essence I need to create beauty in the world all around me — Love.
Oh Louise…I was writing to you at the same exact time!!! I love when that happens! 🙂 I think I am always surprised when I fall….or let “fear” get the better of me. It feels so magnificent to be in that state of perfect love…I always wonder why I would choose to leave it? But I do….and then I come back to love…and I have to believe that it is stronger than before. I have to believe that I am to learn something from the falling. So much love I send to you….may it spill over into every cell of your being. I understand the pain….but I also understand the light!! <3
as we are held in love
the pain and fear will pass –
they have no room to grow
Ahhhh! Rachael….so beautiful…so wonderful. Yes, the key is to focus on the beautiful love!!! Thank you for the perfect words!! <3
Just beautiful, Lorrie. You are really talented. Thank you. Love, Amy
Thank you my dearest Amy!! You are such a wonderful addition to my life. I am grateful for your words and your support! <3 <3
I feel the same way, Lorrie. I hope you know this. (((HUGS))) Amy
oh goodness, this had me wanting to cry. We have all fallen off that wagon. What struck me is that you fell off and had the conscious awareness not to just lay there and wait for rescue.
Hi Kim…I wish it was as spontaneous as you think…but no…I beat myself up a bit before I got back on the love wagon!! But I do think with more and more awareness. ..maybe the time on the ground gets less and less!! 🙂 Thank you …I appreciate your support! ! <3 <3
It’s true–sometimes everything can feel terrible, overwhelming, uncertain–for no apparent reason. Wonderful to use those times to dig into yourself by writing, and to reach out by writing.
Yes…it is so true! I think for me it starts with other people’s pain …I mistake it for mine…then it sparks something deep inside and I am shown where I need to do more probing! Thank you for your very insightful words <3
A touching tribute to the waves of life Lorrie. I’m glad you got back on the wagon of love. We all fall off, but with kindness, compassion and support from friends, we can hop back on easier. 🙂
An idea from Matt Kahn came to mind. Maybe the fear and pain are simply old energies coming up and out of our system. Being cleared and released to make room for the new.
To love, and friends with wagons to share the ride! 🙂
Thank You Brad!! You are so kind to me…and it is with this kindness that I learn to extend kindness to myself! <3. I completely agree with you…it seems to make so much sense that when we take out old negative things it makes so much more room for the positivity …and Love!!! So we can "hitch our wagons" and together we are stronger and we truly can move mountains!!! Much love dear friend!!
Awesome idea Lorrie! Let’s hitch our wagons together in circles of love! 🙂 <3
Yes!!! Let’s hitch all our wagons!!! 🙂
The pain of this flies off the page and the benediction in the end, the way of relief, the love that is there left me feeling lighter. Well done!
Thank you so much…you just sparked a very emotional response in me…I am so happy that it made you feel lighter …that’s a very good thing!! 🙂 Thank you for your words!
Love…the only blanket we will ever need for our yearning souls! Exquisite poem dear Lorrie! 🙂
Thank you dear Zara…yes…blanket me with love! 🙂 Have a super day! <3
You moved me again….well written…I could feel the pain and the love. I know you know this, but sharing your pain and triumphs is helping more people and touching more people then you can imagine. You are doing His work in a wonderful way!
Wow! Kirt!! Such beautiful, wonderful praise! I am so grateful for your words, they speak directly to my heart. I never really thought of it that way…but I am honored, and I like it 🙂 Thank you for opening my eyes to something so wonderful!! <3
Thank you for sharing your grace in this low of life Lorrie.
The red shiny wagon of love is full of friends, gratitude, understanding, support, hugs, soul connections and loving Presence. May it lighten your load so you find relief.
And from this place of love, give yourself pause to look inwards. This is where the answer lies.
Oh Val! First, I am so happy to share…especially if it can help any body who feels they lost their way a little bit. And…in return I receive such beautiful gifts from you and others….such loving souls who do provide comfort and support! I couldn’t be more grateful for both the giving and the receiving. I also think you are wise to tell me to pause and look inward…for that is where the answers are for all of us! <3 Much love!
This piece makes me think of my daughter in many, many ways. I would like to share it with her. Lovely, Lorrie.
Thank you so much Debi…and by all means please share it with whomever you wish!! <3 <3
We’ve gotten back on the wagon at the same time … I went tumbling off of it a few weeks ago — crawled my way back up onto it last week. Let’s tie ourselves to the side rails – these trips are exhausting!
This was lovely Lorrie. I especially like how you described your relationship with your son – as your relationship with “the source” – or whatever it is any one of us feel it is or call it. Just beautiful. <3 Kimberly
Hooray for getting back up Kimberly!! I agree it is exhausting. ..but I also feel I go deeper into my healing each time. Thanks so much for commenting. And yes…I really had this break through about “source” being a parent and watching us make our mistakes and wishing for us to make better use of the love he gave us!!!! <3
Thank you — and to you too Lorrie!!! (Hooray). I’m glad that you go deeper into healing each time – “lessons learned” – if not only for the experience, isn’t that why we’re here? <3
Thank you Lorrie for this post and thank you to all of your readers for their beautiful comments. I’ve been under the weather lately and as a result fell off the love wagon. Reading your post and all the inspiring comments by your readers have lifted my spirits. Thank you to all. Lorlinda
Oh… Lorlinda. ..I’m so sorry to hear that you are under the weather 🙁 But, that being said, it makes me happy to know that we, as a group, got our energies together and gave you a bit of a lift!! 🙂 What a wonderful experience. ..I am so happy you told us and I hope that it has lasting effects for you! Much love and many blessings to you! <3
” Wrap me in your love
For I know you only want what’s good for me
I’m your child”
Beautiful ! <3 it…. 🙂
That makes me so so happy!! Thank you so much for your support. ..it really means a lot 🙂
Reblogged this on mihran Kalaydjian and commented:
I Fell Off the Wagon ~ of Love!
Thank you…Thank you, dear Mihran! I am so grateful for you! <3 <3
So beautiful…thanks for sharing. vw
My absolute pleasure! Thank you. I’m so happy you to stopped by!! 🙂
Reblogged this on idealisticrebel.
Thank you so much for this show of support….I really appreciate it! Hope that all is super in your world….stay on the love wagon!! <3
Much much <3 to you!!!! Thank you so much dear Fre'de'ric!! Thinking of you 🙂
Much love dearest!! <3 <3
I am right here lifting you back on 🙂 And this time I will ask the horses not to run so fast so that you will not fall off again 🙂 It might have just been a snake or something scaring them little, and most snakes are quite harmless 🙂 Don’t feel sad about falling off Laurie, just brush off your knees, catch my hand, and step right back up 🙂 You know, it is good to find out why we fall down, like, if it was a snake on the road, then you can just think that it is okay, we are by instinct made to fear snakes, because they can hurt us, and once you know that, you will feel better, and it will be much easier to keep going with a loving smile 🙂 <3 <3 <3
Hi dear Trini! You are so sweet…and I will take your hand and jump back up. Slowing the horses a little will also help 🙂 I think I understand what happened…and I am very grateful for the understanding. The next step is to be aware of similar situations in the future so that I have the understanding “BEFORE” I fall!! It is all a process and I believe it is how we learn. I have always thought that to experience one emotion we have to experience it’s opposite…or how else would we REALLY know what the first one was. So I am much better now….and I thank you for your caring support and kindness!! You are very special to me dear soulsister!! <3 <3
Oh I fall off that wagon a lot myself. When the Lord starts digging deep in my soul trying to bring up the deep the physical pain and fatigue are aften so hard to bear! But then the dawn comes and my garden displays His glory and I get back up on the wagon again. Blessings to you, sweet Lorrie, I hope you are better and the ride on the wagon is a little less bumpy! Hugs and love, N 🙂
GIANT smile on my face….Thank You dear Natalie!!! Your words are very comforting 🙂 I am doing much better…and now have more things to work on!! Many blessings to you <3
You have such a big heart Lorrie!!..I see you in the light and just know all is perfect on our journey..sounds like some FEAR LET GO OF YOU which is always good! Heart to Heart Robyn…watching from above we see clearly much love
Dear Heart to Heart Robyn!!! I am so happy to see you again! Thank you so much for your beautiful words…the reassuring is perfect because I know it!!! Much love to you! <3
You are wrapped in love, in healing and in blessings…xoxo Always ♥
“Wrapped in love,” Yes! That is what everyone should feel!! Thanks don’t seem enough…but I know we will forever be connected!! <3
We all have these kind of days in life. We are loved so much by our Lord, and we try to be pleasing to Him. But Satan is always there to try to undo our efforts. However, God is faithful to forgive us when we fall. We who abide in Him have blessings beyond blessings!
So, when we sin, (and we will), pray to God for forgiveness and strength. We have a continual cleansing for our trespasses in the blood of Christ! Go and try to do better next time temptation knocks at our door.
The True Light
Yes…you are correct! We ask forgiveness and pull ourselves up by our bootstraps and try, try again!! Thanks so much for adding here 🙂
Have a beautiful day!# <3
Thank you for your insights, Lorrie…and your honesty as well!
The True Light