! ! For... They'Ll Know Who They Are

If only love were finally, enough –
then you’d have no more fears:
look here, and listen: we have love
enough for you; and more; and more;

but how to prove that love’s indeed enough
beyond all doubts? Bring on the opposites;
try and test in fire and whirlwind, ice and storm,
that love alone remains;

for only when the chips are down
will love reveal, just what love really is:
containing every opposite that seems to rule the world:
fierce tenderness; and ruthless mercy; hate that only love creates;
love like we’ve never thought it; love, unendingly, enough.

by Michael Shepherd

Comments (4)

It is soooo good I am reading it again. Sandra is absolutely correct, you are a very gifted poet, near genius...this one is eloquent! One of my favorites.....needs publishing somewhere, where all the world to behold, Herbert. Warmly, Theodora Onken
Herbert, your poem is mesmerrizing, had I ever received anything so lovely as a young and free woman, it would have melted my heart, and you would have captured my soul. There is nothing, absolutely nothing wrong with, it is a sheer and moving, romantic experience....ah, like a knight in shining armour, you are! ! ! ! Warmly, Theodora onken
Thank you both for your comments. The low rating was given by three people who identified themselves (unwittingly) and it appears that they were able to deal with their inner turmoil that way.Banyo - I must have been thinking of my favourite tree, the Bunya Pine and, incidentally, a frantic search in all available dictionaries failed to find one that confirmed my spelling. Touché. BANJO it is. H
This keep me going it was'nt too long I enjoyed it but is banyo supposed to be banjo? ? Our words differ sometimesThe meaning is very clear good write