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(07 April 1950 / London)

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Love

True love transcends all, it is
The power behind the universe.
Every human will experience it
At some point in their life.

Even species demonstrate
Feelings of love in their own way;
Love they show towards their young,
And when mating for life.

But what is love? Love cannot be tamed?
You cannot bottle love or put it in
A drawer and lock it away. It comes
From deep within the soul and is
Freely expressed.

Love has two homes, the first home is
With the person who loves and the second
Home is with the recipient. To love and
Be loved is life’s ultimate goal. Life’s
Greatest treasure store.

But we live in a world where love is not
Expressed, where it is hidden from view,
Where hatred exists between people
And an eye for an eye prevails.
We need to give love a chance to thrive.

Submitted: Friday, August 23, 2013
Edited: Friday, August 23, 2013


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In order to give peace a chance we first have to give love a chance.

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  • Ozark Mountain Homegrown (9/16/2013 12:07:00 AM)

    Wonderful poem...We have to love one another and realize we are all connected..we are all from the same source which is LOVE..The Beloved..An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.Mahatma Gandhi

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  • Sallam Yassin (8/30/2013 12:03:00 PM)

    love is sacred
    love is the sense and the sound
    of life
    love when you know your place and where you belong/ thanks David to share

  • Sally Plumb Plumb (8/30/2013 2:27:00 AM)

    Impressive.

  • Dave Walker (8/23/2013 10:35:00 AM)

    So true, true love is something that can overcome anything.
    A great poem.

  • Heather Wilkins (8/23/2013 9:13:00 AM)

    the most important emotion in this world is love. a beautiful poem David and words of wisdom for sure

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (8/23/2013 9:11:00 AM)

    Love by Mr.David is a poem for peace but on the way we have hurdles and that is love in many form e'g one who don't have road map how he will reach destination peace is destination and love' a map without love peace can't be achieved nice poem..simple placid soothing carrying universal call thank you Mr. David love you

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (8/23/2013 8:47:00 AM)

    True love transcends all
    ...Let us give love a chance to thrive. Beautiful poem on love. Thank you.

  • Valsa George (8/23/2013 8:42:00 AM)

    Yes, we need to give love a chance to survive in this hate ridden world! Love comes from deep within the soul! ! Beautifully put, David!

  • Geetha Jayakumar (8/23/2013 6:39:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem..love does wonders..love can be between mother and child or parents, friends..of between two hearts..To love and to be loved are the life's ultimate goal..A person remains in our heart is also due to love..Love has no definition or boundaries..Wonderful poem with great message of peace..

  • Unwritten Soul (8/23/2013 6:00:00 AM)

    Never i can disagreed with you...Love is when you give to the one, giver to recipient(s) no matter who it is when the love linking between two hearts, only bliss and self stand for you...No matter who giving or who receive it, when it happened it calms you...like a mom to child, old to young, friend to friend, lovers, when it comes it calms...and peace is played in name called Harmony_Soul

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