Thursday, 14 May 2015

L-O-V-E, Logo for Life


Whatever our colour, creed, sex or sexuality, of all the choices we choose to confirm in life, the most important has to be love…

L-O-V-E, LOGO FOR LIFE

Choose love
for the comfort of old slippers
once rejected for smacking
of growing old, nor (quite) ready
to concede the case
for a comfortable shoe   
replacing the ever toe-pinching
designer variety

Choose love,
rejecting the nagging loneliness
of one-upmanship,
a sense of always having to prove
something to someone
(if not everyone) - everything
a must have, must do, must not
go without

Choose love
among its many shapes and forms;
never discriminate,
but take each at face value,
no trying to shape it
after a fashion to satisfy
some selfish desire that chances
losing it altogether

Choose love;
heat the body by its eternal flame,
be guided by a light
as reassuring to its acolytes
conspiring to customise
time and space with its logo
as that in any swallow’s nature
fleeing winter


Copyright R. N. Taber 2012; 2015

[Note: This poem was previously published on the bog as 'Choose Love' (2012) and has since been revised.]  

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