Yoni Dvorkis

God Is Love - Poem by Yoni Dvorkis

Love is an authority.
It dictates choice and consequence
and joins together all the wayward lamenters
who grieve at their loss of purity.

Love is an actuality.
It breathes new life into masochists
who wished to die a thousand times over
and prey upon the weak and fragile.

When you let love in at first, it may seem out of place,
like a foreign object lodged in your chest, a parasite
feeding on the brains of its host, thriving in darkness,
blood-letting leeches drain this swollen heart...

But love does not enforce kindness; only offers a gentle reminder
for anyone who's forgotten how great it feels
to give solely for the sake of giving
and not be afraid of his own shadow.

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  • (2/12/2010 9:16:00 AM)

    I love this poem. The rhythem and structure is wonderful. You drew me directly into the poem and gave me a reminder what love is all about. Thanks for the trip, your friend in poetry, Lyn n (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, February 5, 2010

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