Love is the Reason..
I’ve thought about it and I have come to the conclusion that we’ve sold love short. Too often, we talk of love strictly in terms of romantic relationships and soulmates while overlooking the frequent acts of love that happen everyday.
Love is bigger than a storybook romance or finding your soulmate. Love is bigger than sexy words and romantic books of poetry. Love is bigger than consuming wine and strawberries while lying on white sand on carribean beaches. Love is bigger than saying I do and the ceremony of marriage.
Love is the reason parents dream of better days for their children and then work themselves to death trying to give it to them. Love is the reason we sacrifice our dreams, revolt for our future, stand up for our beliefs, and hold on when it makes sense to let go. Love is the reason organizations like Mother’s Against Drunk Driving (MADD) were created, the reason we care about Breast Cancer, the reason we we fight for education, and the reason we cry when we lose someone close. Love is the reason King went to the mountaintop knowing they would kill him for it, and the reason Malcolm became dangerous. Love is the reason we melt when our kids look at us and smile. Love is the reason we give in when we want to be stern and are stern when we want to give in.
Love is that thing that allows us to overcome our fear and push forward even when faced with death. Love is that thing that makes us happy sacrificing our comfort when we could easily focus on self. Love is that thing that creates heroes in times of despair. Love is more than everything I’ve mentioned and everything we attribute to it. To put it simply, love is the reason God created us.
So when ask me, do you have any love poems? I will tell you all of my poetry was wrote from a perspective of love, therefore it’s all love poetry.