Love cannot be turned off like a tap

It pours like today’s nourishing rain

Blows like wind carrying seed

Is stalwart like mountains flesh

Grows like magma pouring into ocean


Yet love can be fragile like delicate bloom

Bruised and torn by torrents of hate

Whipped by harsh winds of neglect

Ripped asunder from tension within

Decimated by eruptions of aggression


Speak often with kindness and love

Flow like rivers grace ever toward ocean

Stir with speech full of gentle caress

Stand strong, proud face to the heavens

Burn with a core of deep passion


Let love stir within for the Beloved

A wellspring nourishing from within

A wind-knot breaking drought on ocean

Express patience like the steadfast earth

Keep love warm with attentive fire


Love cannot be turned off like a tap

With vital attention it flows evermore.


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