Love is by No Measure, its Freely Given

Love is by No Measure, its Given Freely
Love is by No Measure, its Given Freely

Bereft of the nurture I once new,
without the heart of love I once construed,
I have found my giving renewed,
my loving soul’s true path.

Tis not the love bestowed that open hearts,
its the love given freely that starts
a process of acceptance to impart,
this ideal that transcends all.

It’s giving that abides love, not receiving,
not the doe-eyed responses of self experience,
but the unconditional giving of love the difference,
for its very own sake.

In sharing we fall in love,
yet without the surrender of complete giving,
there can be no authentic receiving,
a sacrifice for another soul, believing.

There must be equity, a balance,
but if a hundred percent is absent
there can never be longevity,
never achieve a happy ending.

Love is a mystery, often elusive,
imbalance marks endings inconclusive,
as one sees the difference,
and questioning forges division.

It’s either all or nothing in the stakes of love,
either surrender or move on,
for without two sides of complete giving
cracks soon appear, and so do misgivings.

Its no secret this simple truth,
two souls aligned, in tune,
living in harmony, each other before themselves
in consideration, within love’s ideal.

Giving alone creates response,
not expected but in balance connected,
and it is far better to love freely,
than to deal it out in measure.

For that is not love at all
simply a sought equity in sharing,
where a heart is limited, restricted
and not free at all.

Tony DeLorger © 2018

Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au
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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

2 thoughts on “Love is by No Measure, its Freely Given

  • August 11, 2018 at 4:56 AM
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    Your words and beliefs on love reflect my own, Tony. The love I have for one is unconditional and abiding, yet I will not cling to it if it is not right for the one I love. I will hold it in my heart and go on with life alone, for my love cannot be switched to another – I do not need love just for the sake of having a partner in life. My love is deep and true. You always have such great words of wisdom that are so helpful to others. Great work and I enjoyed reading it. Well done.

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  • August 11, 2018 at 5:09 AM
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    Glad you do Phyllis and as always I appreciated your kindness. Take care dear friend.

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