Who seeks love will surely find it,
yet only if found in themselves first,
for to love oneself is merely the first step,
in understanding what love is,
and if we cannot abide ourselves,
then what chance have we to love another.
Love is a gentle breeze,
a wafting movement of freedom,
an invisible embrace that cannot be stifled
by the weight of expectation,
the demands of need or selfish intent,
for that would break its sacred troth,
find cause to placate its purity
and turn it into something else.
Love cannot be held just imbibed, experienced,
for to grasp it is to catch air,
and bare nothing in return,
yet accepting unconditional love
is to fill a life with joy
to accept its afferent gifts
and adhering to its ideal, transform life.
Love is the intent of creation,
that pure energy, the core of life,
and in acceptance of ourselves,
as a part of that creation,
we accept the ideal of love and may therefore love,
the very worthy connection we forge in life,
discovering the true purpose and meaning of living
through love’s perspective.
Tony DeLorger © 2016
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