jerry hughes

Veteran Poet - 1,344 Points (January 4,1931 / a citizen of the world)

To Jerry Hughes At 75 - Poem by jerry hughes

Love is life. Life is love.
Everything I understand,
I understand only because
I love.

Everything is,
everything exists
only because I love.

Everything is united by
love alone.

Love is God
and to die means
that I, a particle of love
shall return to Love itself, whole and complete,
the eternal source of Love itself.


Did that fiery pacifist, that Pacific warrior,
that defender of the loving heart,
Jerry Hughes, write this? No,
it was Tolstoy, the writer of 'War and Peace' but
you two have much in common
and I salute for everything
that you are and stand for.

Michael Shepherd: R I P

Comments about To Jerry Hughes At 75 by jerry hughes

  • Kelly Kurt (4/4/2015 12:32:00 AM)

    I was moved by this, Jerry. Thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

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  • Susan Lacovara (3/3/2014 9:31:00 AM)

    I in it you to read my poem, All Love Is Love... what does is there! ! ! ? ? ? ? Ciao and PEACE (Report) Reply

  • (5/7/2013 2:17:00 AM)

    aww its a great poem, sorry about your loss, kind regards lucy grainger xxx (Report) Reply

  • C. P. Sharma (11/8/2012 7:04:00 AM)

    Love ever with new fragrance unfolds
    Jerry's heart is in bliss and joy rolled.
    (Report) Reply

  • Willow Moon Pearce (10/19/2012 8:11:00 PM)

    Hi jerry, belated happy birthday. Glad you are still here. Willow moon Pearce. (Report) Reply

  • (6/27/2012 10:02:00 AM)

    I am an athiest.. but... I agree with the sentiment. Sally Plumb at 72. Cheers Jerry (Report) Reply

  • Romeo Della Valle (4/15/2012 7:27:00 PM)

    Wow! Let me think: Did Jerry Hughes write this? It is possible! Why not when there is desire, love and determination! In the World of possibilities anything is possible! I honestly admire you Mr. Hughes for your honesty and bravery clearly shown in this particular poem! I am another Citizen of the World (Check my webpage when possible: http: // we have a lot of things in common and I am anxious to read some more of your well crafted and touching poems later on! Thank you for sharing and keep it up! Only the strong survives! God Bless You! Love and Peace for always! Romeo from New York City! (Report) Reply

  • (4/9/2012 1:00:00 AM)

    Let me make it clear, I didn't write this accolade, it was written by my dear friend Michael Shepherd (RIP) , quoting Tolstoy. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 8, 2012

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