Love is strongest in its mornings
When first glance, first hug, first kiss
Define its parameters.
Love enriches, embraces, endures
Carrying us through pain, suffering, joy, exuberance.
Love drives the human heart forward,
Giving us sustenance and relief,
When most needed.
Love allows us to stand tall, knowing that
There is support underneath,
even when our beliefs run counter
or when we err on the side of caution.
Love inspires us to reach beyond
Our strongest dreams,
To strive to become something which
Only speaks to us in our hearts.
Love is kind and gentle.
It does not cause pain or injury.
Love guides us, strokes our fires,
All while managing to ground us
To the people who love us most.