“Human Nature” by Roxanne A. Stokes © 2008
I’m in love with love.
Because I’ve never been in love,
I’m in love with the conception of love.
I am from love
Buried under my past, frustrations
Disappointments and oppression
Lies that conception
That in me resides the capability
We all have to love.
I love you not because of your who
But because love is the essence of you
Even if it’s buried under hurt, hate
Abuse, aggression and confusion.
I don’t have to like everything you believe and do to love you
I can love you though you may not love or like me
Because love is the combination of choice and obligation for me.
When I choose not to love, I slowly kill the spirit that’s inside of me
Digging the hole of resentment, discontentment and unforgiveness
So I can bury my love under negativity
Therefore, I have to love
Not just for me but so you too can recognize the essence we all possess
So that your love can grow strong
Pushing past your past and all the struggles you’ve gone through
So you too can love
Even though you’ve never felt love
Or acknowledged that there’s light inside of you
And that you too are from love.
You too can be a link added to the chain
And teach someone else how to love.
I’ve never been in love
But I’m from love
Which gives me the privilege and right
To be in love with love
And begin a different trend.