How do we as full grown adults, getting along
As we do, exude love as if we were children?
It would seem that they’re our teachers in this regard.
As we deal with life’s contrast we can be too hard
On ourselves and with others. Every now and then,
We encounter those whose love is steady and strong.
They are in every way like rivers as they stream.
As they exude love naturally people know
That they’re true to their nature. They live not a lie
In how they affect others. They don’t have to try
To love freely. Perhaps they are sent here to show
To the world what true love is. It’s not a fake dream.
They may give away things at the drop of a hat
Just because others need them, but nature abhors
Any vacuum it senses. They only get more
Of what they give away. They are loath to ignore
Anyone who is in need. They see not as chores
Acts of kindness. This sick world needs people like that.
We cannot imitate this thing. There is no way
To receive it, but it is also essential
That we have it if we are to live peacefully.
Does it come by divine grace to us directly?
With all of our shortcomings there is potential
For survival, and life can be a cabaret.