Brian Johnston

(Jan.20,1943 / Shattuck, OK)

'Fear of Love' Is An Oxymoron!


If you fear love, Love, love it cannot be,
Love’s always there to lift your spirit up,
Your sins to bear, like Christ on Calvary.
With love there‘s never a half empty cup.

Love's yoke is easy, its burden is light,
Love's lullaby’s there to rock you to sleep,
Love is never without tears for your plight,
Love needs no reminder its promise to keep.

It’s not love you fear, but death in disguise,
Love's absence, dressed up in its finery,
Still what do you gain fearing the moon’s rise,
Or that the sun will sink into the sea?

Death (if it exists) is just lack of love,
Love’s all that’s required death to vanquish,
Life is to love as hand is to a glove
And to just cling to life is a fool’s wish.

So while we have life let’s all share our love,
There’s no time like the present to do this,
Fill hearts both on earth and heaven above,
The miraculous gift born of a kiss.

Submitted: Saturday, April 12, 2014
Edited: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Brian Johnston
March 12,2014

This poem is another one of my Echo Poems. For enhanced reading pleasure do a search for the poem 'The Fear of Love.' Read it first and then reread my poem which was inspired by 'The Fear of Love.'

Attention Readers: Recent poems have been singled out by apparent malcontent(s) on PoemHunter's Web Site as being unworthy of your attention by giving them multiple 1.0 votes to lower their rating and to thereby discourage your readership. If you think this poem worthy of your attention, I would appreciate any comments you feel moved to make and attach your name to, though I think it is highly unlikely that the jerk(s) involved will ever be shamed into silence. May the voice of moderation and appreciation for good poetry prevail over that of critics without honor! Thanks!

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