Royston Allen


Love Is


Love is patient and will always wait
for the right moment then not hesitate.
Love is so kind and thinks only the best
and will withstand the most arduous test.

Love does not envy but gives all away
It does not count the cost it has to pay.
Love does not boast but with humble deeds
reaches out tenderly and intercedes.

Love is not proud nor acts arrogantly
but always gives so extravagantly.
Love is never obscene or ever rude
and speaks only sweetness in servitude.

Love is not self-seeking but always desires
only the best for the one it admires.
Love does not get angry or get annoyed
but will hold its peace conflict to avoid.

Love keeps no account of wrongs we do
but cancels our debts past, presents and future too.
Love does not like evil but in truth rejoices
and speaks out strongly against lying voices.

Love always protects the one it desires,
and will not grow weary and never tires.
Love will always trust and will never doubt
and in absolute confidence reaches out.

Love always hopes beyond the improbable
and will always do the impossible.
For Love never fails and continues on
and it will be there when all else has gone.

(See also Love personified)



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Submitted: Friday, April 06, 2012
Edited: Tuesday, April 08, 2014

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

1 Corinthians 13: 4-8
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight In evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.


All quotations ©NIV

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