Creative Work


Alan Thorimbert, 20

Love is not a battlefield,
with a way to lose or win.
Love has no victors
or defeated opponents,
but only broken souls,
who fight to survive
as doubt grows
and truth becomes a rare commodity.
Why are so many people in love
fighting a war that’s not a war?

Love is not a villain,
seeking to destroy all we hold dear.
Love doesn’t plot our downfall;
though sometimes love speaks honestly
words that hurt,
that bring us to our knees,
for truth is love’s family
and honesty, love’s friend.
Love is not a villain;
but we, perhaps,
are enemies of love.

Love is not a play for power,
a goal to achieve or a quest to complete.
So why do so many of us play relationships
as generals command wars?

—from devozine (September/October 2013). Copyright © 2013 by The Upper Room®. All rights reserved.

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