LOVE COMES SOFTLY SOMETIMES (POEM)
I love to compose love poems. In fact, I just love to write about love, whether it’s in quotes, poems, teachings or stories. Love, including romantic love, reminds me of God and it’s no surprise ’cause the Bible says He is love (1 John 4:16). And He loved us so much, He came in the flesh to die for our sins (John 1:1, 14, 29; 1 John 4:10). Love can sometimes be as incomprehensible as God. It can also be gentle and yet powerful. Remember the account of Elijah the prophet at Mt. Horeb waiting for God. (1 Kings 19) There was a violent wind, an earthquake and a fire, but God was not in any of them. Finally, a still small voice was heard and that was God! Awesome!
LOVE COMES SOFTLY SOMETIMES
You thought there’d be stars and lots of glitter
Not forgetting the butterflies, the racing of the heart
But from a smile here, a word there, a bond ensues
“It’s nothing special,” you tell yourself at first
Then the undeniable yearning takes you unawares
Love doesn’t always come in Hollywood wrappings
When you least expect it, it can sneak up on you
Make you fall unreservedly for an unlikely one
And while you stridently declaim, “What the heck!”
It can fix its talons on you and refuse to let go
Love can be an indecipherable, inexplicable emotion
It comes softly sometimes but it turns out just as strong
Love may be challenged by your plans and expectations
But in the end, it’s amazing and intoxicating as it should be
Ⓒ Edith Ugochi Ohaja 2016
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