Love is BlindMy ears do not hear,Love is Blind in Free Verse More Like This
My eyes do not see,
But my heart still feels love,
And so I am free.
Love without limits, love without bars,
Love that is joyful, love beyond rage.
This I have found, and this I do know:
Love unlocked the door of my heart's lonely cage.
I will not listen to the anger screamed in my face,
I will not allow my soul to know fear.
I am whole, I am loved.
This is right, to have my love by me here.
Take a moment, stand with me.
Hear through my ears, see through my eyes.
Do you understand the truth of my world,
That love sees beyond all disguise?
You can fight it, deny it, run away out of fear;
Lock up mind and heart behind cannon-proof walls.
But is it worth it to greet love with hate,
And deny the sound of unity's call?
Man, woman, white, black, fat, thin, us, them;
These are the words that define what love can be.
What is allowed to the heart lest we offend the eyes.
And yet, I am blind - so my heart is free.
Simple DefinitionsHate...Simple Definitions in Free Verse More Like This
Noun, Attributive Noun, and Verb.
"Intense hostility and aversion usually deriving from fear, anger, or sense of injury." - Merriam Webster Dictionary.
To feel hostility or animosity toward.
"The emotion of intense dislike; a feeling of dislike so strong that it demands action." - The Free Dictionary by Farlex.
Such a mean little word.
It's been with us since before 900 AD.
It appears in many languages, in nearly the same form. Old Frisian, Old High German, Dutch, Old Saxon, Old Icelandic, Gothic, Old English, Old Norse.
There has certainly never seemed to be a shortage of it.
In truth it seems we have spread it out and carried it with us for centuries.
It's so easy to hold onto after all, and so easy to share.
With our family, with our neighbors, with total strangers even.
Maybe it's time to let it go.
Noun and Verb.
"Unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another." - Merriam Webster Dictionary.
To feel compassion for.