Romantic MDay – love is this and that

I wrote this poem last year but it is one of my very favorite things I have ever written and what better place to show it again ? 

Romantic M’Day is for love right?  Head over to Edward Hotspur’s to see all that is romantic and mushy and sweet this week and every week on this day but a week later.  There are links and logos and I am trying to talk him into chocolate.  Those little hearts that… ok Here’s to love and romance.

love is this and that…

romantic mondayLove is

Everything and nothing
Poetry and prose

The music of the heart
The diction of the soul 

A soft place to rest
A hard place to reach

Light that guides our actions 
Darkness with no relief

The Questions left unanswered
The Answers to all we ask

A bottomless well to drink from
A  nearly empty flask 

 Strong  enough to stand
Weak  enough to fall

Love is…

The stillest calm
and fiercest storm

The darkest night
and the brightest morn.

It is as we travel
In search of our purpose
 Journey, destination  
Anchor Compass

A stormy unrest of  soul
A  calm peace of mind 

 Cruel when ruled by fear
Caring when it’s kind 

 A gift when given freely
An obligation  by demand

A dream of hope when thriving
A nightmare in its end

A banquet feast fit for a king
A meager bowl soup

A Church of many believers
A house of ill repute

Love  Gives
and takes

It makes whole
it breaks 

Knows all,
is all,

begins and
ends all



23 thoughts on “Romantic MDay – love is this and that

  1. Lizzie, I can see why this is one of the most favorite things you have written. Though I love all of your writing. Most poems about Love only highlight one side of it, the light or the dark, and this one has balance and encompasses it all, the being full of being in love, and the pain of of being in love. Without this, we wouldn’t care.

    1. I never thought of the balance… I would be drawn to it I guess.. it is what makes sense to me as a goal… balance… and of course I am a firm believer of acknowleger that the good is as good as the bad is bad ..

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