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The gift of love is what makes our world
spin on its axis; the most paramount of treasures
The greatest gift to the human race

Give love freely; give it to yourself, and to life!
What a spectacular thing to be addicted to?
Intoxicate your loved ones with it

God gave it to us so we could pay it forward
For it makes life worth living, and worth fighting for
We must give it as much as we receive it

Who doesn't need love especially now?
It's unfortunate our "commander-in-chief"
is spewing just the opposite

This country of ours would be a better place
if he'd abstain from sowing seeds
of bigotry and division for a change.

Demons of hatred take our souls hostage
and leave it destined for destruction. Hate is...
ultimately slain by the healing power of love

We could make this world a better place
by helping to lift people drained by misfortune
with care and compassion, dissolving their woes

If we could do something that extraordinary
then our reason for living shall not be in vain.
Let's unhook the tentacles of hate by giving....the gift of love!



Eight Word Challenge Poetry Contest
Sponsored by: Emile Pinet (Winner: 9th Place)
Checked at https://www.howmanysyllables.com
Date written: 08/15/2019

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 9/1/2019 6:47:00 AM
Love is the answer! Congratulations on your deserving wonderful win Edward! xxoo : )
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Edward Ibeh
Date: 9/1/2019 7:31:00 AM
Thank you so much, Connie:-)
Date: 8/31/2019 10:42:00 PM
Great way of using your words, Edward, congratulations on your win. Hugs Eve
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Edward Ibeh
Date: 9/1/2019 7:30:00 AM
Thank you very much, Eve:-)
Date: 8/31/2019 12:32:00 PM
Re: our commander in chief, I do agree his tweets are not to his long-term best interests. But I will say, if I had come into the office of president facing the vitreous hate that so many have for him, I can't say what I might have done. Great write, Edward, love the end with your positively positive answer.
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Edward Ibeh
Date: 8/31/2019 1:53:00 PM
Thank you for your comments and lovely visit, Reason A.:-)
Date: 8/31/2019 8:13:00 AM
Congratulations Edward! Your poem earned a distinguished place in my contest, your beautiful poem on love successfully caught my attention, well done my friend, Emile.
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Edward Ibeh
Date: 8/31/2019 9:52:00 AM
Thank you so very much for my placement, Emile!:-) Most obliged.
Date: 8/16/2019 11:21:00 AM
such truth dear Edward, love is the best gift given throughout all time. Beautifully expressed, good luck with this winner :)-luloo
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Edward Ibeh
Date: 8/16/2019 3:07:00 PM
Thank you so much, Lu:-)
Date: 8/16/2019 7:20:00 AM
Beautiful sentiments eloquently expressed..yes indeed--the gift of love!
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Edward Ibeh
Date: 8/16/2019 8:53:00 AM
Thank you very much, Vijay!:-)