John Knight

Rookie (8 September 1933 / Liverpool - UK)

*700 Love In Action - Poem by John Knight

I might be a great Communicator
But without Love I am just a big noise
I might be a cutting edge Scientist
But without Love I am just a big bang
I might be a very religious man
But without Love I am a hypocrite
I might be a well known philanthropist
But without Love it amounts to nothing
I might become a 'Martyr for the Cause'
But without Love I have wasted my Life.

Love is patient and Love is kind
Love is never jealous or proud
Love is never selfish or rude
Love is unhappy with badness
Love is happy with godliness
Love is displeased with conceit
Love is pleased with humility
Love keeps no record of mistakes
Love keeps a record of nice things
Love never fails - it is eternal.

This poem is based on an extract from a letter written by the Christian Philosopher Paul of Tarsus - in AD 52 - to the Christian Community in Corinth; a Greek city and capital of the Roman Province of Achaia.

(John Knight - Snowy Colchester - 12 February 2010)


Comments about *700 Love In Action by John Knight

  • (5/15/2010 1:51:00 PM)


    ‘Love keeps no record of mistakes’

    Sir a beautiful concept…do you mean forgiveness?

    This poem is like a poetic potion …to generate love, mature love and make love immortal [mundane love is not so immortal always]

    ‘Love never fails - it is eternal.’ Finish is eternal to me…

    10+
    Ms. Nivedita
    UK
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  • Elena Sandu (4/28/2010 7:48:00 AM)


    Great true poem! May you share the love from your heart forever, dear John Knight! (Report) Reply

  • (3/22/2010 4:17:00 AM)


    My dearest John, once again this is wonderful poem I like this one 'i might be very religious man but without love i'm a hypocrite'. Know what, you keep me inspiring to continue writing. (Report) Reply

  • (3/22/2010 4:17:00 AM)


    My dearest John, once again this is wonderful poem I like this one 'i might be very religious man but without love i'm a hypocrite'. Know what, you keep me inspiring to continue writing. (Report) Reply

  • Cat Tiger (3/13/2010 9:31:00 PM)


    I wonder how many will read the marvelous words of St. Paul on which this poem is based. This and the words 'The spirit of the law gives life, while the letter of the law destroys' are among my favorites in all of literature. (Report) Reply

  • (3/9/2010 3:17:00 PM)


    But without Love I am just a big bang

    nice hyperbolic vision, a gracefully written poem that explores love...
    10/10
    Mari
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  • Sue S. (3/9/2010 7:14:00 AM)


    I once read wise words from a nun. She said - we will not be judged on who and how we have helped, we will be judged on how well we have loved. Lovely write. (Report) Reply

  • (2/18/2010 12:19:00 PM)


    It’s a PPP*…you’ve Pushed into Love into you and personalized it …
    Enjoyed …
    10+
    Ms. Nivedita
    UK

    * ‘Pull-Push-Poem’
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  • (2/17/2010 4:22:00 AM)


    LoVe is wonderful! LoVe reflects the Heart Kindness... I loved this poem :)

    ThanksForSharing
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  • (2/15/2010 4:46:00 AM)


    'But without Love I have wasted my Life.'

    Rachel Ann Butler
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  • (2/15/2010 3:10:00 AM)


    That's my last Duchess painted on the wall.....Remember Robert Browning writing this prose? Well, i wish he could read this poem of yours.....You are so positive of love my dear.It is so wonderful...yes...love should be like that.....Without doubt (Report) Reply

  • Dulakshi Wakista (2/15/2010 1:56:00 AM)


    It's a wonderful poem.I loved this stanza.Indeed you've expressed good thoughts.
    Love is patient and Love is kind
    Love is never jealous or proud
    Love is never selfish or rude
    Love is unhappy with badness
    Love is happy with godliness
    Love is displeased with conceit
    Love is pleased with humility
    Love keeps no record of mistakes
    Love keeps a record of nice things
    Love never fails - it is eternal.
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  • (2/12/2010 1:48:00 AM)


    love is unbelievable if u don't believe in it
    love is not sincere if u are not honest
    love is enjoyable if u know how to appreciate it
    love is just within us if we know how to interpret it....owwwwwwwwwwwwwww....happy valentine.....
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  • (2/11/2010 7:01:00 AM)


    Hi John, this poem is really great, awesome! ! !
    Love is patient and kind- love is never jealous or proud -love is never rude and selfish
    What a good description for what love is- love is the thing that is beautiful when we're happy ! ! !
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