Love In the Desert
by Ron Henry
Saturday, January 29, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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True friendships survive and grow in varied, changing and sometimes inhospitable circumstances.
Love in the Desert
How like the sand is my relationship with you,
Shifting with every Sarahan breeze.
One day sure of foot on sandstone, my shoe
Doesn't give way under buckling knees.
But a new day comes and all of yesterday
Is like a collapsed sand castle kicked and scattered
By feet that care not if I find my way,
For to them no thought of mine ever mattered.
I climb the dune of our changing love,
Taking pleasure in the heated ascent,
But whirling dervishes loft the sand high above
And away from the focus of my true intent.
And I wonder how ever true love can grow
In this desert where today there is a hill.
Tomorrow comes and what is there to show?
A flat plain alone and still.
Will I ever find that solid ground
The foundation of all true love imagined?
Or is this only in fantasy to be found
And only in dreams to be fashioned?
Isn't most true love built on shifting sands,
Having to adjust to changing scenes,
And the winners the ones who take the demands
And on this uncertain slope become strong and lean?
The solid ground we seek is the strength we gain
While we battle day by day in this barren land,
Taking all experience, the joy and the pain,
And from it learn to together stand.
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|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|Love is all. It seems to have so many facets. I have heard that the best kind is unconditional love and that certainly sounds true. I am no guru. This poem is good. Love and peace. Regis|
|Reviewed by ~ Chanti
This poem is a masterpiece and I don't say that lightly. It is philosophical and deep. An example of soul-searching with wisdom threaded right hrough. Exceptional!
|Reviewed by George Carroll
|Beautiful imagery in this delightful poem. True love has to withstand the vicissitudes of life that test the foundation of that love. Well said.
Welcome aboard Ron I hope you enjoy your stay with us.
|Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader)
|Love can grow anywhere as long as the basics for love is there.|