Twisted into feelings, it’s really a verb. What is Love?

A silky white angel floated in with the breeze
Her countenance glowed with the peace of God
Her golden hair flowed with the grace of a mighty eagle
The very depths of my heart leapt with crystal joy
Surely I must have done something right

I strode up with the heart of a warrior king
My starving soul revived with her infectious smile
My strong arms longed for my queen with intense desires
My heart verily burst with the magnificent blessings
Surely I must have done something right

Her luxurious hands were filled with an elegant box
The ancient tapestry of wood glistened with untold value
Its expertly crafted carvings displayed two desperate lovers
My curious heart filled with a spectrum of questions
Surely I must have done something right

The box burst open with unabated attraction
My eyes took a hold of the box with extreme interest
My ears were filled with a weaving captivation of melodies
My heart leapt with the promises of love everlasting
Surely I must have done something right

I looked up into her eyes with a smile on my lips
Her jet black eyes held me with a cold hard stare
The depth of her eyes touched me with a deep abiding pain
Every pore of my heart bled with numbing confusion
Surely I must have done something wrong

I longed to comfort her with a healing touch
I reached out with all the love that we had created
Her heart only greeted me with broken shards of glass
My heart’s blood flowed with the frozen tundra’s icy loneliness
Surely I must have succumbed to the forbidden choices
Yet I am not the one who strayed from the path
Still I am blamed for her wrong choices

Such a simple thing to say yes.
How do I answer the helplessness
Life’s pain mercilessly entered my world
This perfection tasted as the purest of honeys
as sweet as sweet as any that had ever been created
yet, it turned to a putrid bile when it reached my stomach
My heart turned cold with a separation that I did not understand

I fear that what once knew will float away into the dust of time
The cost that the box demanded crept slowly into my mind
To me, the cost was as simple as a baby’s first words
The only thing childish was my view of it
Actions are becoming foreign to me
I want what the box has promised
I want things to stay the same
I want to leave. I want to stay
I want to run. I want to hide
I feel so alone and afraid
My grasp doesn’t close
Falling into the abyss

Then a voice lent me comfort

What is love if it needs to trick you
What is love if it cannot be shared
What is love if it doesn’t reach out

Then ears made me feel valued

We all have the deep gashes of failure
We have all suffered an unfair life
We all have suffered the horrible pain

Then a hand reached out to me and
with compassion, my wounds were tended
Hand in hand, together we are stronger

My friend took care of me
My friend showed me God’s love
I married my best friend

The breath of God reaches down
through the hands of friends
and gives us life through love


“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”

“Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.”

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 NKJV

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