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The Gift- a poem of love

Updated on February 9, 2012
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Golden White Rose for my Love from Jhaan Source: flickr.com

The Gift

By Tony DeLorger © 2011


Giving love is like cleansing,

each act of kindness and selflessness,

soothing and healing the soul,

bringing it nearer to its own perfection.

Love imbues the hearts of all

who are touched by its course,

its path without direction,

rather radiating outwardly into life.

Intention, even if failed,

carries the purity of love,

and therefore an affect

perhaps not realised at the time.

Love is indestructible,

never-ending and permeating,

often seen to dissipate

when in fact weaving a subtle and inspiring web.

Love lingers like a soft and tender kiss,

the heart filled with promise,

anticipation enlivening the possibilities in life,

the potentials only a soul understands.

Expressing love is a world complete,

a prayer answered,

and sharing the gift of life.

Love is our greatest feat,

our lesson of humility,

and the greatest accomplishment,

in a world of distraction.


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      Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Glad you enjoyed it Senoritaa, thanks for dropping by.

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      Senoritaa 5 years ago

      Wonderful. Love in its true sense is only about giving. This is my favorite line:

      Love lingers like a soft and tender kiss,

      the heart filled with promise,

      anticipation enlivening the possibilities in life,

      the potentials only a soul understands.

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      Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks for your comment Perspycacious, and for reading.

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Just a note: of all the books of the New Testament, Hebrews (an Epistle of Paul, written from Italy by Timothy) has the greatest preponderance of the word "love". (King James Version)