Deeper Than the Deepest Love
can melt a heart and inspire the flesh,
yet love’s selfless depth
can do so much more, enriching life
with passion’s residual acceptance,
that love’s scope extends far beyond
the physical, into realms
of unwavering loyalty.
The warmth of knowing we are loved,
supported completely in life,
is a joyous knowing
that exceeds physical expression,
and imbues the soul with deeper understanding,
selfless giving and forgiveness
for all transgressions,
in our imperfect state of being.
Love’s countenance can be many in number,
each one an expression of purity,
and one cannot judge one over another,
for love is not quantifiable,
without limit or measure,
and it is we who determine our capacity for love,
how open we can be
in giving freely without reward.
Love is less an action and more a way of life,
a paradigm in which we choose to live
within love’s intention,
a positive and giving life
where empathy and forgiveness
are central to understanding
ourselves and others,
where expectations do not rule our motivation.
Personal relationships, lovers and the like
do not dominate a life filled with love,
for it is a way of thinking,
a positive approach to the potential of all people,
and a way of supporting others with love in many forms,
all to heal us and our doubts and fears,
to uplift our choices and realize
that love is our greatest achievement in life.
Tony DeLorger © 2018
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10 thoughts on “Deeper Than the Deepest Love”
Excellent. The total love is captured so very well in your chosen picture. Love, the indefinable totality of life, is defined so very well in your broad words. You have helped me realize in my own life what parts love plays, and just how important and redeeming it is. Bravo, young man!
Glad you appreciated the work Donald. Cheers my friend.
This is so beautiful and so eye opening, Tony. With every word, every phrase you wrote, it found its way into my heart and soul, this is very timely for me. Thank you for writing this excellent verse.
So pleased you connected Phyllis and appreciated my thoughts. Take care dear friend.
So profound and true..your words beautifully taking into account all the different nuances of love and especially this relevant in today’s world where everything is done expecting something in return..to be able to love freely and unconditionally is the ultimate bliss in this life,but sadly most of us are not able to do that..thank you so much for sharing this subtle and wonderful write dear Tony..really enjoyed reading..
So glad you appreciated it Anjana, yes much of the world is lost to selfish thoughts and action, always about ‘what’s in it for me’ where love is the opposite, and the rewards by selflessness, far greater. Take care my friend.
Tony, your verse offers an excellent description of love and all its facets. Well done.
Much appreciated John, glad you related and enjoyed my thoughts. Cheers!
I’ll agree with everything you have here except, I do think it makes a huge difference if you find someone to share it with, to me at least it makes the acceptance a little more realistic, and the thinking a little easier to do. Excellent piece my friend. Well written and thought out.
Sharing is a given precept with love and yes, a one on one relationship is part of a loving heart’s wants, but not all that is important. Its like sex is super important at the beginning but with age it is less important, with other aspects of intimacy and commitment more relevant. Glad you enjoyed it Paul.