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

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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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