What is love?

Some would say it is found in a true friend,

a person who is with you all through life,

sharing joys, sorrows and memories ’till the end.


Some would say it is found in a newborn’s first breaths of air,

safely cradled in his mother’s loving arms,

gently tended with utmost care.


Some would say it is found in a tender embrace,

the softness of another’s lips caressing your own,

the sweet things whispered against your face.


Some would say it is the force from on high,

the arms that hold you when you reach rock bottom,

the hand that stops you when you want to die.


Some would say they don’t know where love is found,

because life has been full of hurts, betrayals and losses,

but even a midst their pain, to their spirit love was bound.


The bible tells us that without love, we are nothing, friends.

that out of faith, hope and love, it is the greatest,

and that it never ends.


I would say that love is all these things, and many more,

that love isn’t definable,

it isn’t just for the rich, or just for the poor.


I would say that love is found in the most sincere part of our hearts,

it comes from a pure, unselfish place.

It is a sum of wonderful parts.


I would say that love is the greatest gift we have been given.

It is as close to perfection as we can achieve on earth.

It is the thing by which human hearts are driven.


Ultimately, I would say that love is an innocent man who willingly died on a cross,

Taking my sin, my shame, my bad decisions,

All for my gain, at his loss.


Love is a very powerful thing.



About annamarieklikan

I am in my late twenties; I am a follower of Jesus, an avid reader, a lover of all animals, a professional scheduling coordinator (less glamorous than it sounds) and a self-admitted goofball sometimes.
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2 Responses to What is love?

  1. Teresa says:

    Beautifully put!

  2. mjoy77 says:

    Wow, Himes!   love you,Mom 

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