What is Love?


By Dave H
Pop culture preaches
That love is a drug

We crave it
Like an addict
Who needs a fix
To feel good, feel satisfied
The study of Psychology
Teaches us
That love is a basic human need
Like food, shelter, clothing
Human experience
Shares the wisdom
Of the “self” searching
For a kindred spirit or soul mate
We have discovered:
Without love
The mind obsesses for
Its likeness, some similarities
Without love
The body hungers
For the touch
Of another
Without love
The human spirit
Exists in misery
Like a tormented ghost
Without love
We wilt, wither like a flower
Lives without water
or we walk the earth
In lonely solitude

About Dave Hood

Lover of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction. Professional photographer and writer. Without the arts, life would be rather mundane, like a walk down the same old path on a dull day.
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