Wednesday, November 23, 2016

When We Love...

  PAD Challenge day 23: For today’s prompt, take the phrase “When (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then write the poem. 

We will bear life’s utmost sadness
We will cup its utter joy
Suffer loneliness and gladness
Tempered by purest alloy

We will laugh with sweet abandon
We will weep in agony
As we grapple fully human
With an essence, heavenly

When we love we waken wonder
When we love we risk our all
Crux of fulfillment and hunger
Terrible and beautiful

We will never understand it
Love, life’s greatest mystery
Intimate comfort and anguish
God within humanity

© Janet Martin

No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. 
1 John 4:12

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