What Love Means To Me

Love is a mother
Crying in the night
For the child of her lover
Who may not survive the fight

Love is a father
Working hard every day
Not seeing his wife and lover
Hoping to make it all pay

Love is a brother
Telling stories into the night
Never heard from another
And he’ll be the first you fight

Love is a sister
Who forgives your every sin
Compassion like no other
Opening her heart and letting you in

Love is the woman who stays
When anyone else would leave
The one that with you lays
And whose parting you will always grieve

Love is the only one who doesn’t need more
Who will forgive all the things you say
When you call her a bitch and worse than a whore
Will still be there with you the next day

Love is the sacrifices made
To see smiles on the faces of the children
When the bills at Christmas are all paid
Having none of them feel they were forgotten

Love is all the tears shed
When you don’t know where they are
If tucked up in anothers’ bed
Or crashed in someones fast car

Love is the pain you feel
When you have to say no
Because there is just enough for a meal
You just want to see them grow

Love is the madness
That drives you to break the law
Crying tears of sadness
Just to keep the wolf from the door

Love is the silence
While sitting with the only one
You can let down all your defences
And know there is nothing to be done

Love is the minds nagging
To have you home on time
The moment you find yourself bragging
That she will always be mine

Love is what tears your heart out
When you see her walk away
Knowing it is pointless to shout
And it is your fault she left that day

Love is the thing you only see
When it is there within your sight
The only thing that can set you free
And always keep you to the fight

Love means so many different things
And can cause so many reactions
Making anyone feel like Queens and Kings
So much more than an endearing affection
28th August 2008

What Love Means To Me

Gregory John O'Flaherty

Maryborough, Australia

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Received a Bubble Mail from Sally Omar, asking to write a piece, What Love Means To Me, for the Bits and Pieces Group. This is it. I might write another.



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