by | Mar 20, 2021 | Philosophy

Love is a power
In the world, a force
It’s God in glad clothing
Moving mountains in course

It appreciates its’ intended*(1)
Adds value in time
Sought after with passion
Its’ power to bind

Those who receive it
Indeed lifted up
Don’t always realize
From where is it they ‘sup’*(2)

Love oft’ unattended
Loses its’ fire
New sources sought after
As its’ power expires


*(1) The word I originally used was target instead of intended; meaning
whatever we focus our attention on. The word ‘appreciates’ means to
increase in value.

It might be a piece of jewelry or a painting. We invest our energy in
things, even inanimate objects. In terms of love as with people, we gain a
sense of well-being.

*(2) ‘sup’ I’m using the word to indicate supper as in consume. Love is
an energy and when we feel it, we feel energized. But the person being
loved may not realize their sense of well-being is enhanced by someone else.

[Not sure when this was written. Divorced for the 2nd time in 2007, the
style resembles other poems from that period.]

Linda Brady

Linda Brady

Grandma Linda is a squigily peg in a square hole. Her poetry is aimed at moving the world to love, unity and perfect margaritas. And after years of perfecting the art, she has the skill to paint a better world and make it so.

When she is not serving customers, gazing at rocks, or visiting her grandchildren Linda is writing poetry. And even during all the above activities she has been known to write still.

– Zackary (self proclaimed “Favorite Grandson”)