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Meet My Friend 'Love'
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By Louis Gander
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Meet My Friend 'Love'

Hello there!  Meet my friend, 'Love'.

Inside my heart, He lives.

My other friends reside there too,

but my friend 'Love' forgives.


I have not done much for my 'Love' -

as my life was a mess.

And I remember my mistakes.

He loves me nonetheless.


'Love' does not tally up mistakes

that I have made before -

but 'Love' pours grace on all the more

and does not keep a score.


Ashamed, I am, when I think back

and wish I could divert

my thoughts and acts of selfishness

and all who I have hurt.


I often cry when I remember

all of my mistakes,

but 'Love' absorbs my pain and guilt

and does whate'er it takes.


'Love' can't reside in angry hearts

that it finds hard and cold,

but rather in the humble heart,

now whether young or old.


Atrocities of sinful man

just guts my inner soul -

but 'Love' is great and 'Love' is good

and 'Love' is in control.


Though 'Love' allows imperfect man

to make a sinful choice,

He cleared a path of perfect peace

so we can all rejoice.


Words can't express the joy I feel

and all I'm thinking of -

for God's the great creator and

He is the God of 'Love'.


I'm pleased that you have met my 'Love'.

Does 'Love' reside in you?

If you love others as yourself

then 'Love' is your friend too.


©2015 louis gander




1 John 4:8 (NASB)

8 The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love.


Mark 12:30-31 (NASB)

30 and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart,

and with all your soul,

and with all your mind,

and with all your strength.’

31 The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’

There is no other commandment greater than these.”

Timely Comments on this Poem

Posted by Gary James Smith on 10/4/2021 at 1:44 PM

Love this one Louis...nice write!

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Submitted: Monday, October 26, 2015

Last Updated: Monday, October 26, 2015

About the Poet
Born in Richland Center, Wisconsin in 1954. It's the poem's message that matters- not the poet.

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