Welcome to Pause for Poetry featuring a poem written by my writer-friend, Shirley Specht Johnson.
By Shirley Specht Johnson
Love’s words are spoken in peaceful ways,
Love walks in kindness through its day.
Love discerns along the way,
in solitude, there Love prays.
Love sustains the wounded soul,
when others say just let go.
Love forgives those that broke its heart,
Love is willing to make a new start.
Love dresses not in trendy styles,
but clothes itself with grace.
Love appears in moments in an ordinary place.
Love helps with homework, tends to the sick, runs to the grocery store.
Love goes to work, pays the bills, and Love does so much more.
Love perseveres, is confident and is assured,
Love never whispers an unprofitable word.
Love listens to understand, encourages along the way,
Love celebrates with others the joy of their day.
Love walks in wisdom, never acts foolishly,
Love seeks no profit, it seeks no victory.
Love embraces goodness, holds to what is true,
Love can change a circumstance, Love can make things new.
1 Corinthians 13:13 (AMP) …….but the greatest of these is love.
Shirley Specht Johnson loves to share inspiration and encouragement through her writing. She is a member of SCBWI. She loves to read and has volunteered at her local Public Library as an Adult Literacy Tutor. She shares moments of inspiration and her writing life at her blog.
I wish you well.
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Enjoyed your beautiful poem. True love touches people in so many ways. You covered so many aspects. Thanks for sharing. Love…Fran
Fran, you’re right … Shirley’s poem did a great job speaking about love.
Thank you for the kind words Fran. Sandy thank you for sharing.
Always happy to share your poems, Shirley.