Love Is - Poem by Royston Allen
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 its' 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 just 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 the wrongs we do
cancels debts past, present and future too.
Love hates evil and in truth rejoices,
it speaks out against all 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 complete confidence reaches out.
Love will hope 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)
Poet's Notes about The Poem
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.
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