It’s more generous than sunshine,
More unstoppable than a runaway coal truck,
And more important than a room full of Presidents.
What is it?
Love, of course, the instant it touches a human heart –
Who or what could stop it?
Every human being has experienced this.
So what’s recently been restricting it to a trickle –
Why isn’t it still fire hose strong –
Rushing and gushing into the world with all the force of a springtime flood?
Perhaps, we take love for granted –
Like air –
Believing it’ll always be there because it’s so essential.
But that would be a mistake –
Because real love is not free –
It has to be worked for.
Since it’s so wonderful, we believe it should be a gift,
So when it’s not –
Futilely, we attempt to buy, and sometimes, even steal it –
This is why a life without love
Often turns out to be so painfully expensive.