What is the Definition of Love? Fill in the Blank – (A Poem)

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I heard her ask, “What is the definition of love?”

The definition of love?

No such thing

Only definitions


As Ingersoll spoke of the ocean

And the Bible

Love is the same


When one stands on the edge of the sea

To gaze at its wonder

He receives the echo of his own self

His thoughts, moods, and experiences


When one opens the pages

Of the book called, “Holy”

He sees in that god

His own character reflected

And finds the Jesus who he is seeking

The one he himself is

For the kind

God is found gentle

For the viscous

They happily discover Jesus’ words in the Gospel of Luke,

“But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them,

bring hither, and slay them before me.”

And then smile, thinking within their mind,

“How ironic it is that Jesus was so much like me the whole time.”


This is the meaning of love

Rather the meanings

Only a fool believes there is just one


Of the meaning of love

Or of life


When you stand on the edge of the sea of love

You will find naught but yourself

Crashing back at you

Your own answer in the foaming waves


The love you find in life

Can have no fire

But that provided by your own spark



And if the definition you find

Does not suit you

Or if you find the answer to the question

“What is the definition of love?”


I suggest that you change the definition of your own self

So that the music made by the sound of crashing waves

When you stand at the edge of the sea

Loses its dissonant and unpleasant tone

So much so

That when the blue deep, in all its glorious fury, smiles at you

You can smile back

At the meaning of it all


What is the definition of love?

I have my own

What is yours?

Fill in the blank

2 thoughts on “What is the Definition of Love? Fill in the Blank – (A Poem)

  1. For me Love simply is acceptance. If you are ready to accept all the flaws in the person then it is love…. not only love but you also have unconditional love! We are born with it actually and God is the one who taught us to love one in another as He loved us!

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