‘Tis Better to Give Than to Receive

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‘Tis Better to Give Than to Receive

What did I do for love?

The more significant question:

What haven’t I done for love?

I’ve wept, I’ve sacrificed, I’ve grieved

Yet I have never lost sight of who I am.

 

I maintain the strength

To pour hope into each new endeavor.

I hold on tightly to the essence of my being,

Aware that I am worthy

Of the same special kind of soul-deep love

That I have given so freely

To those who have touched my life.

 

The love I spend evolves

Always into something new,

Sometimes into something unexpected,

Usually difficult to define with mere words.

 

Some love transforms into friendship,

Some into an abundance of joy,

Some into a fierce tenderness,

Some into nothing stronger than a fond memory.

 

But love is fluid, always changing.

And I remain happy to give it away

To those who are worthy.

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bloomingsun commented on ‘Tis Better to Give Than to Receive

04-19-2010

Yes, the very essence of love is adaptability and change, this is so true. Nice write!

Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does.

Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) U.S. poet.

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