Who Seeks Love…

Who Seeks Love
Who Seeks Love…the ideal, the life

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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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

4 thoughts on “Who Seeks Love…

  • September 13, 2016 at 9:38 PM

    Beautiful sentiment, Tony. I so agree with “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.”

    To accept unconditional love is one of the greatest gifts in life. Lovely and well penned work.

  • September 14, 2016 at 12:25 AM

    Forgive me here…I suppose this is my personal struggle, my burden. I would be dishonest if I said I love myself, but in my heart, I have loved others deeply, and still do love, most assuredly for my children. Still, I agree, the epitome would be unconditional for myself, as well. It saddens me to believe, I might be incapable of loving. A thought provoking piece Tony, as always you have me thinking on the hard stuff.


  • September 19, 2016 at 1:27 AM

    Its good to think about things, its how we learn. Self love is a hard one, but unless we can forgive ourselves for our inadequacies, we cannot truly love with all of us. Worth the effort. Take care.


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