WHERE DID THE LOVE GO?
(September 7, 2007 by Carl A. Patton)
Was man created to hate to
return evil throughout the land?
Was man created to kill and abuse
Then John stood among the many
abnormal, immoral and those that
had come to even say they were
What was right with politics?
I heard Langston Hughes say
the writers and poets demise
can be induced by the participation
in political verse.
But pray tell, what will cause the
alienation of those that see God
in verse? The tormentors carry a
great burden. For justice sometimes
will only come at the Last and Final Day.
But there is so much in the wind.
There are countless poems, also
in fresh spring flowers and the rise
and setting of the sun.
The birds fly in marvelous
patterns and the chipmunks
and squirrels talk among the trees,
but who listens?
Meanwhile I saw love among the great
Creation. If I could see and love
nature could I also see and love
Where did the love go?
Did it go with the embrace
of evil and evildoers?
Can you love self and others
If you hate trees? Precious air
blew through the trees.
This same air I took inside me.
I also embraced the Light at
day and the dark at night.
In these treasured moments I
felt and saw love.
I also knew who sent the wind,
the air we breathe. The Sun
fell on righteous ground.
Sweat came upon my brow.
I looked for a peaceful shade
tree. I loved all I saw and the
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