The Power of Love

  

The force of gravity is what

keeps us grounded on the planet. 

We work , walk, sleep

and play–never aware of the force that

keeps the atmosphere wrapped around everything

in which we live and move. 

And so, too

we are often unaware that 

it is love

that keeps us 

alive.

Decades ago, we learned

by brutal experiments on

newborn monkeys

that they live and thrive

only with some 

tactile comfort

and semblance of nurture. 

The dying man may see
that after all treatments 

have run their course

it is the sheer joy

of mutual love that

animates the day and

fuels his waking hours

and soothes 

his sleeping ones.

But really, it is true for us all:

Love gave us life. 

Love keeps us alive. 

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