You Can Love Again!

After giving your all to keep love alive and breathing, some way, somehow, love still ended up leaving. But don’t blame yourself if they didn’t know your worth. Don’t let what you wouldn’t accept allow you to hurt. Your heart is weak, but it’s still strong enough to beat. Before long you will realize they are gone for a reason. Love just had half of a home, the other half was deceiving. But you can still be wholehearted instead of cold hearted. Don’t give up on love because deception is finally leaving. Don’t neglect what’s right because you were done wrong. Use that person’s distrust as a cornerstone to build up on. You can love again. You just have to learn to trust again.

About Emotions of Love

Emotions of Love is a relationship journal that displays heartfelt words of inspiration for various types of relationships and feelings. Emotions of Love uses poetry and prose to inspire, relate to, and empathize with feelings you may currently have or have previously felt as a result of love and relationships. Emotions of Love covers feelings of the first kiss, breakups, self-love, family love, spiritual love, loss of loved ones, and more. 

About the Writer

Hello! I’m Rodrick Bates, creative writer at Emotions of Love.

How I got here,

The union between pen, paper, and myself officially formed in the late 90’s when I was searching for a unique way to articulate my feelings in a relationship. After my first poem was born, out of nervousness I held on to it for a few days. When I finally gathered the courage to pass the passion, I don’t know if I was more shocked from how special it specifically made her feel or that I could actually write something that could make anyone feel the words.

After a few years of poetically pouring my personal feelings out in ink, I challenged my imagination and started writing about the relationships around me, how other people may feel, or have felt. I was also using songs, television, and movies for inspiration. I was basically tapping my feelings into emotions that did not belong to me, then writing as if they were mine.

Eventually I gained even more courage and began allowing people within my circle to lay eyes on my sacred words. The feedback was always great and encouraging, but there was a part of me that thought some of the feedback was biased because it was coming from people I knew.

The last confirmation that the gift of writing was given to me came in 2005 when I began sharing my work with strangers, which was also just in time to catch the O.G. of social media – Myspace. It was great hearing the encouraging words from family and friends, but getting comments and messages from complete strangers letting me know how much they were touched by my words was a totally different form of validation.

In the mid 2000’s, when Facebook began taking social media to another level, I jumped along for the ride and the rest is history. I began receiving requests from family, friends, and strangers to write poems related to their feelings – including proposals, weddings vows, love interest, breakups, loss of loved ones, etc.  

I created several Facebook fan pages before finally settling down with Emotions of Love

In 2006 I self published my first compilation of poems titled “Emotions of Love”, which is where this website title originated. My writing journey started as a twenty year old searching for an emotional outlet. I never imagined that my words would become an outlet for others. 

Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy reading the posts as much as I enjoyed writing them.