Monday, December 31, 2012

The Wonders of Love




There is no pride in love
No selfish vanity
To find its pure fulfillment
We must seek humility

There is no fear in love
And as it freely pours
It never empties but instead
Increases more and more

There is no guilt in love
But its vile tempter, lust
Will sully faultless purity
And rob the heart of trust

There is no greed in love
Nor self-sought indulgence
Yet Love succors our deepest need
In wondrous recompense

There is no loss in love
Its call, our greatest debt
The more we give to fellowman
The more and more we get

© Janet Martin

Humility needs no disguises
Pride screams to claim our view
What we think of ourselves is seen
By what we say and do

***

Love and lust
Are like oil and vinegar
They do not mix

***

Lust spawns gaping hunger
It is greedy and weak-willed
While love satisfies our longing
In its giving, we are fulfilled

***

Lust is a sign of weakness
Love is proof of strength

***



Tumblr_lehsh3wabk1qdp53oo1_500_large

5 comments:

  1. Beautiful poem of love, Janet!

    Wishing you a happiness-filled and love-filled New Year!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hi Janet, thanks so much for stopping by Quirky Vistas and leaving me your kind comments. I'm now following you too. Your poem is touching. Sweet words to think about.
    Liz

    ReplyDelete
  3. This is beautiful Janet! YOU have a profound voice~ :D
    Happy New Year (((hugs)))

    ReplyDelete
  4. Thank-you all so very much! May 2013 be a year of love unrestrained:)

    ReplyDelete

Thank you always for your visit and your thoughts.