A most brilliant of phenomenons
Unseen but felt with the heart;
A commitment like no other
That will always set apart.
How do we really describe it
With its many variants,
Do we really understand it
Its true meaning and essence?
Love is kind and suffers long
Does not envy nor parade;
It thinks no evil, won’t seek its own
Rejoices in truth not charades.
Love has several categories
From Agape, Eros to Philia,
All with distinct characteristics
And with emotions we hold dear.
Eros is a creative love
One of a yearning desire,
Derived from the Greek god of love
Igniting the soul with fire.
Philia is a brotherly love
An affectionate friendship so true,
Between family, friends and loved ones
With respect and honour too.
The highest form of love is Agape
It’s the love God has for His own,
And a love that we have towards Him and our spouse
Through sincerity it is known.
The epitome of love is Christ
The one who died for our sins;
He laid down His life – the purest of love
To save our soul within.
(C) P.B. 2019
“Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-5
“Let brotherly love continue.” Hebrews 13:1
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16
“Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.” John 15:13