Embrace Hate With Love

Give the Other Cheek
        Embrace Hate With Love
 
 
Life
is conceived
with love
a time before
birth
 
Sustained
in
the womb
with love
 
Out
from the mother’s womb
life begins with love
Cherished embraced sustained
 
In love life takes comfort
 
In love
is a refuge
spacious
unbounded
a place
within ourself
not unlike
a cave
where you
can center
and can recenter
a
protection
an
assurance
that
we are safe
and
receptive
responsive
not afraid
not constrictive
 
We are not
hermits
in our own shells
 
Out
from our
mother’s womb
we take
the breath of love
our mother’s
her caring for life
held
ever so dearly
 
in
pain
 
Nurtured
love had gelled
in
our heart
and
is
the very
essence
of
our soul
 
As
our soul
is
boundless
love
is its
limitless
cosmic space
universally forgiving
 
There is
an expansive
room for
alienation
and hate
in this embracing
space
 
Love
Is
where
sympathy
and
compassion
live
in
abundance
 
Love
is
there
to
take
 
like air
 
Unlike air
 
love
is
there
to
give
 
When
the
air
is
hate
polluted
 
   ***
(c)NDR11.7.2018

A reflection after the midterms a few hours ago. I take it that the country centered itself more or less after two years. Just in case for whatever reason there is this unbounded space we call love in all of us, comfort-ready to take takers.

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Nelson D Reyes
about 1 month

Thanks Robert. The Neanderthal in me occasionally tells me to get back to the cave to center and recenter. And just be there for a quiet time. :-))

Robert L. Martin
about 1 month

Well said, Nelson. I love this poem.

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