Is a misused word,
Conjuring up feelings
That should never go away,
Right? Wrong!

Is a decision to act
when we’d rather not
And stay,
When we’d rather run away.

Is something we choose to do
When we don’t think we can,
And even when we are hurt,
Be willing to lend a hand.

Compels us to act,
To give, to believe,
To hope, to forgive
Instead of receive.

Never fails.


  • Quinn Blackburn
    Quinn Blackburnover 2 years ago

    Wonderful wordcrafting! An instant favorite for me. Well done! :o)

  • Thank you so much, Dear Quinn!

    – Catherine Howell

  • Graham Povey
    Graham Poveyover 2 years ago

    Love is beyond right or wrong, success or failure…. or the judgement of others! …. Yes! is to give even when you recieve nothing in return but doubt, accusation and scorn!…..

    Good write Catherine!

  • Thank you very kindly, Graham! I love your reply!

    – Catherine Howell

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindover 2 years ago

    Catherine, a tribute to the beauty of your spirit. Love, real love, never fails, you are right. Chills my dear, from head to toe! XOXOXOXXOXOXOXO

  • Thank you so much, Dear Shar, for your sweet, sweet words:) Love, Catherine xxoo

    – Catherine Howell