Mudcat Café message #3995177 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #56732   Message #3995177
Posted By: beardedbruce
03-Jun-19 - 07:49 PM
Thread Name: Mudcat Poetry Corner
Subject: RE: Mudcat Poetry Corner
(Thank you, VerseElf)

Sonnet 29/11/18    On Love                MCLXLVI

If one wants to be loved, love others: Give
What you want to be given. To refrain
From caring: How can one caring obtain?
There is a balance. Seek, and one may find,
But offer and be offered. Love is blind,
Yet knows itsí own. One can but dreams pursue,
To find heartís desire: One must hopes renew
To have the chance to let love in heart live.
Love given is increased: The more one shares,
The greater one may give. True love is not
A zero-sum endeavor: All sides gain.
In others one finds reason that one cares,
But all have value to oneís dreams. The spot
Each person finds in heart is held within.

I know, weak rhyme at the end. No longer in that mood, to rewrite it now. Perhaps at some future time.