Thursday, February 13, 2014

Thursday Thoughts on Love



Accusation, keeping score
Fuels a sad and endless war
Forgiveness and faith will prove
The enduring fort of love

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Give and take
Take and give
Live and love
Love and live!

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I blush at the thought
Of writing
A Love Poem
Because it is hard
And I wish it weren’t
So tattered
And splattered
…our Postcard

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Red is the color of love, my love
Red hearts, red wine, red rose
Red hands and feet nailed to a tree
Where red redemption flows

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Wasted; those wishes
Shaped but never shared
Thought-script is futile
If left un-bared

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Bear with compassion
Love’s high and its low
For it is simply
By God’s grace we go
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Double-edged voice
Love’s experience
Offers both ammunition
And benevolence

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What is this thing we can never give too much of
or ever get enough?
Ah yes, it can only be one thing;
Love

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 It is nothing to part
With the flesh-desire
Of things
Clutched in our grasp
It is everything when the heart
Is on holy-fire
And sings
A love song fingers cannot clasp

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Everything is nothing
And never enough
If we choose life’s pilferage
Over Love

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Love bears all things
Believes all things
It hopes all things
Endures
Ah, to walk side by side
In love
Our happiness
Secures

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We ought to love
As Christ loved us
In all things
Love is Chief

We cannot love
As Christ loved us
Yet live in
Unbelief

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Love is a life-long journey we climb
Borne not in ages
But one
Step
At
A
Time

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We choose red wine, sweet chocolate, a rose
Candle-light dinner, soft music, nice clothes
We choose things of comfort, delightful and new
 In our best efforts to say, ‘I love you’

He chose a crown made of thorns, not the rose
Some nails and a cross are the symbols He chose
Clad in His blood, pierced, suffering, He cried
“Father, forgive them,” then... He died

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There is a part of me
That moves to thought-command
Its practical decree
Flows from my head to hand

But oh, the vexing bliss
Of passion's darling part
I can’t control the kiss
That re-directs my heart

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Learn this lesson
And learn it well
To love is Heaven
To lust is hell

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Lust takes
Love gives
Lust lies
Love is truth
Lust desires
Love serves
Lust wounds
Love heals
Lust craves
Love fulfills
Lust preys
Love prays
Lust flatters
Love praises
Lust deceives
Love abides
Lust demands
Love is patient
Lust shackles
Love frees
Lust is weakness
Love is strength
Lust dies
Love lives!

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Sometimes love is spoken most deeply
Not by what we say
but what we could say
...and didn't

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Sigh...
I think it will take a lifetime
Oh, how can it be?
Love, though old as Adam
Is still a Mystery

Have a Love-ly Day!


© Janet Martin

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