To love and be loved is a universal quest
That holds more importance than all the rest.
The need to be wanted and to want another
Whether stranger of friend, sister or brother,
Compels us to do many things that we do:
To plan, to ponder, to carry something through.
To evoke a response that is positive and caring
Is worth all the time, the trouble, preparing.
Encourage pure loving and shun your hate.
As reward in this life, hate just doesn't rate.
It destroys and spreads evil and horror and crime.
We don't yearn for hate, but true love anytime.