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Loving is to through a pebble into the sea
and the ripple become a wave
to plant a seed
and it become a tree
to cook a meal
and it become a feast
to build a house 
and it become a home
to shine a light 
and it become a beacon
to speak a name
and it impart trust
to see what lies benieth
what is seen on the surface
to hear the secrets
of the heart being told
to touch and give 
comfort to a human being
to feel empathy instead
of sympathy in time of need
to let love be measured
by decades and deeds
where words are the least 
of expressions of these
but summerize the tears, fears
and tongue of our God
a relationship with both 
mate and Diety we laud
with works and prayers
love is more than words
it is the path we trod
love is a blanket
covered to keep warm
love is a needle
sewing socks while a fire burns
love is waking
before the break of dawn
love is baking and taking out
before it burns
love is a love note
during the day
love is thought
finding words to say
love is sometimes saying
"You can have it your way"
and love is duality in saying
"Lord give US this day"
where hell and high water
have no say
a sacred trust
in giving time away
love is forgiving all that
is abroad
love is not giving 
that which belongs
to God
the only place to find this love
it is the place we call heaven
up high above

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  1. Date: 4/8/2010 8:31:00 AM
    Of course this is good.

  1. Date: 3/2/2010 9:11:00 AM
    This is so beautiful John. The unconditional love we get from God is great. Awesome write. One of my fav. Love Phyl

  1. Date: 1/26/2010 4:13:00 AM
    Great job in this one. Keep the creative pen flowing. Sara

  1. Date: 1/16/2010 2:03:00 PM
    John, you've beautifully described that to which we would all aspire. Your poem sounds like the voice of experience, Congratulations on a beautifully rendered poem. You have soup mail.

  1. Date: 1/2/2010 4:27:00 PM
    Deep, introspective verse! I think next to God most of our parents give us such love. Great write, John Loving! Peace, Audrey

  1. Date: 1/2/2010 3:16:00 PM
    John iii, Your words intrigue and speak many truths. Complete and unconditional love does come from God above. But you have mentioned many examples of love that mankind bestows on one another... causing reflections and self evaluation. Could I have shown more love. Unfortunately, the answer is yes. I could have given more, but for some reason, although I felt the love in my heart, I did not serve tirelessly. Your words bare truths. And I keep trying to be better... With Love, Dane Ann

  1. Date: 1/2/2010 2:46:00 PM
    Hi my dear friend John, it is great to read you again, thank you for your uplifting words on one of my recent writes, I hope this finds you well, this is such an eloquent and purposeful write, I still go back at times and read the one you wrote specifically to me, I hope that you have a fortuous New Year, take care Dnyce

  1. Date: 1/2/2010 1:45:00 PM
    Loving is all in you dear friend and it shows in your verses..lovely poem ..going to my favz..Charma

  1. Date: 1/2/2010 9:33:00 AM
    I think this is my favorite poem written by you, John. Great piece!