by J. Randal Matheny © 2015
With love the world’s a better place,
With love we paint our days with grace,
And finish strong the grueling race —
With love we stay together.
With love our deepest needs are met,
With love we pay our largest debt,
And blessings fill our breaking net —
With love the burden’s a feather.
With love we see the loving motion,
With love we give our pure devotion,
We brave the squalls and sail the ocean —
With love the worst we weather.
With love we live eternal Spring,
With love our children learn to sing,
Our highest hopes and dreams take wing —
With love is our time to gather.
Tuesday evening before bedtime, I was listening to Johnny Cash on YouTube. One song in particular caught my attention, “Without Love.” As I prepared for bed, I wondered what some song lyrics might sound like with the title, “With Love.”
I went to bed and stayed awake for more than an hour with that question in mind. Lines began to appear. But I didn’t get up, as I should have, and write anything down.
So this poem is next-day product, some of which was from the dark of the night, and some of it from the light of day.
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