Love Is


Love Is

Love is elusive
Like a butterfly on gossamer wings
To be pursued with great patience.
And when captured, held lightly with open hands.
Love is strong
more unmovable than a mountain
When faced with adversity
It stands steadfast, never wavers
Love is light
streaming into the dark recesses of your mind
Illuminating the corners of your life
And banishing all that is dark
Love is truth
It knows no falsehoods
makes no excuses or pretence
It is never coy or evasive.
Love is without boundary,
No vessel can contain it
or hope to hold it in.
It will multiply and grow twofold
With every portion expended
Love is eternal
It has no beginning, it has no end
It existed before conception
And will last long past physical death
Love is without reason
It is not logical or analytical
It can't be measured or predicted
It simply exists
Love is a gift
To be given freely even by the poorest of us.
Not as a reward or favor
But purely for the joy in giving
Love is everything
It can overcome all obstacles
Calm all fears, fulfill all needs,
It is the chrysalis of all that is serene


ęD.W.Rickard 2000