Saturday, 14 July 2012

Poem for Saturday: Love

by Siena Hocking 


What is the one emotion that has everyone mystified?
What is the one emotion that has started as many wars as it has ended?
What emotion has had more plays, songs and stories written about it
Than anything else?
                             
Love.

Which makes enemies into friends and friends into enemies,

Creator of legends from the goddess Athena and Helen of Troy to Romeo and Juliet
Love comes in so many different forms that it doesn't appear to be
The same emotion at all.

But it is.

It can tear people apart and make us do irrational things.
It can bring together entire nations.

What can this emotion not do?

It brings tears to our eyes when something happens to family, friends,
Even pets.
When we feel love ripped from us, when someone dies, or when we are spurned by another,
We do things we wouldn't normally do:
Go on violent rampages,
Mourn to the extent that those who love us fear for us.

Some can move on, always remembering the lost loved one after a while,
But others cannot let go.
These are the ones who need our love most.

There are so many levels to love that I can only express a few of them here.
These are the ones we see most in life.

Friendship, for a start.
Yes, it doesn't always seem like it, but we do feel love towards our friends.
That is why we miss them when we don't see them
for
a
long

time

It's also why we hold certain friends over others, no matter what happens.
Sometimes, the bond between friends deepens to the point where a stronger one is made
Making them family.

"Love makes the world go round"
It's true.

It's our driving force, for whatever reason.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Poems, plays and legends can only briefly touch the true meaning of love.
We can only feel what that meaning is
And express it in ways only we can understand towards another.
The true question we should be asking is
Not
"What is life?"
But

"What is love?" 


                                                                               



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