If anything is worth it then we must work at it, or so I was taught. Work hard and you will live well. To love you must also work hard and sometimes it does not always bear fruit. How many of us have devoted months and years into failed relationships and marriage? We bend and twist ourselves inside out to conform to other’s desires and wishes only to realize that it was all for nothing.
This week’s prompt from D’Verse Poets asked us to include the the word Labour as it is Labour Day here in the US. My first thought was Shakespeare’s comedy, Love’s Labour’s Lost.
We work to live but
we live to love and question
when Love’s Labour’s Lost
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©
Fabulous haiku, Christine–you rock!
Oh you are too kind! Thank you so much 🙂
Sincerely welcome always 🙂
It definitely takes BOTH sides working at a relationship…this is sad reality that sometimes labors of love are lost. But we can feel better knowing we gave our love freely.
Thanks Lynn. Yes, we have to try don’t we? 🙂💕
I so agree with you, Christine, that ‘if anything is worth it then we must work at it’, and love can be laborious.
Yes it is laborious isn’t it? Thanks Kim 🙂💕
Yes, it is heartbreaking when the labor of love fails to yield fruit. You witness it beautifully.
Sad to work so hard on a relationship that fails.
Yes, it is sad 😔
Thanks Frank. I appreciate it 🙂
Very well written. I have lived this too.
Thanks Crystal. Sadly, many of us have 😔
Putting in that energy and hard work is a must for any relationship to survive. If it fails despite all of these, then we must be ready to let go. It takes work to make anything work. Enjoy your week.
Yes! So true Sarah. I hope you enjoy your week too 🙂
I think that love requires labor, but not all labor bears fruit… alas.
Yes, alas! Thanks Bjorn 🙂
A very different kind of work – the labour of love. Not always easy. I like your take on the prompt.
Thank you Sarah 🙂