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How is it that energy and life are transmitted
between people in love?  What forces are in 
play when two people embrace?  There is 
nothing in the world more comforting than
a sincere hug from someone that loves you.

The connections we make with each other
seem so powerful – and yet in some circumstances
we find it easy to dispose of each other almost
as out of a desire for convenience.  Knowing this
and the pain it brings we still play the strings of
each other’s emotions.

So the symphony of love has many movements,
some to stir us, some to scare us, some to assuage 
our fears, some to simply confirm that we are still
alive.  But mostly I think love gives us something
beyond ourselves to live for.   That connection to 
each other is the essence of human existence, 
without that connection we would simply be 
animate creatures in an inanimate world.

Copyright © Mel Doherty

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  1. Date: 3/16/2014 12:10:00 PM
    MEL, :) It was nice to see your poem featured in the poetry soups, home page this past week. Enjoy the coming week. Always & Forever *LINDA

  1. Date: 3/15/2014 10:14:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poem being featured this week. Read and enjoyed it, mel

  1. Date: 3/11/2014 10:12:00 AM
    Mel, CONGRATULATIONS, on having your poem featured on the soup's home page. I'm always enjoying The Soups top picks of the week. Take Care ~SKAT~