Sunday, September 24, 2006

Love Loses Nothing in Translation

Love loses nothing in translation
It is not bound by borders
Or lost at sea
Love does not need a passport or a visa
Or want to be reduced to a number on a list or tattooed arm

Love offers no violence
It is not a physical or emotional weapon of war
Or a mushroom cloud of hate
Love is not an accomplice in the downfall of good
Or a conspirator in its own destruction and the annihilation of peace

Love has no price
It has no barcode at the back
Or tag or bag,
Love has no closing down sales for designer love
Or sweatshop logos mass produced in the name of free love

Love leaves nothing in darkness
It does not bury the truth
Or cover up injustice
Love does not hide under the carpet
Or behind the red velvet curtains of the Wizard of Oz

Love is not limited
It never closes its mind to the vastness of possibility
Or sit in pre-judgement or dream of discrimination
Love does not label
Or place people in boxes to be filed according to category, class or caste

Love has no carbon footprint
It is not unsustainable or un-renewable or un-recyclable
Or cause acid rain
Love does not lead a parasitic existence on the earth
Or take for granted the ground beneath its feet

Love has no ego
It does not bully, abuse, threaten or cause pain
Or neglect
Love cannot put others down to build itself up or manipulate for personal gain
Or show up on and under the skin as scars of cuts and bruises and broken bones

Love cannot dwell in fear
It is not so terrified of what it has being taken away, that it is greedy
Or selfish or unsharing
Love does not leave people out in the cold
Or grow profits instead of food when bellies are empty

Love has no wilderness
It does not seek freedom at other people's expense
Or liberty
Love does not challenge hope
Or imprison and torture what it disagrees with or cannot comprehend

Love loses nothing in translation
It is not bound by borders
Or lost at sea
Love does not need a passport or a visa
Or want to be reduced to a number on a list or tattooed arm

2 Comments:

At 1/10/06 1:24 pm, Blogger josh24nov06 said...

my feelings are as allways the same and they are that love for another who is not family does not exsist

 
At 3/10/06 11:38 pm, Blogger Roz said...

Glad to clear up tonight how wide-ranging you consider the term 'family'...that its not just blood and can include friends etc...cool

 

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