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#DailyWritingChallenge – Day 18 – Love

Love is like oxygen. Love is a many splendored thing. Love lifts us up where we belong. All you need is love.

You ask me about love,
I ponder it for a moment.
What is there to say?
If you know, you know.

I hope that you know the love of a parent,
Unconditional and warm.
A safe place to always go,
A protective blanket to shield you.

I hope that you know the love of being a parent,
To have your world revolve around a child.
To know that they are hope,
That things can get better, and will.

I hope that you know the love of a sibling,
A rollercoaster it may be.
Knowing that you’ll kill for them,
But no way can they borrow your clothes.

I hope that you know the love of a grandparent, 
An uncle, aunty or cousin.
The wider family that form a structure,
So vital for each part of your life.

I hope that you know the love of a lover,
The other half of your soul.
A different love to that of your family,
A powerful force that can shake the earth.

I hope that you know the love of being a lover,
To put an unalike blood before yourself.
Two separate spirits, entwined,
A marriage or a companionship.

I hope that you know the love of being a friend,
Someone who knows all your secrets.
A sibling that you choose, 
A best friend to keep you going.

I hope that you know the love of an animal,
To be blessed to keep a pet.
For they are only part of your life,
But you are all of theirs.

I hope that you know the love of self,
To find hope, joy and peace inside.
They say until you love yourself,
No one else will love you.

Well you see, that’s not quite true,
We know self-love is important.
But for the times when that is tough,
That’s what the other kinds of love are for.

Family, friends, lovers, animals.
I hope you know love in any shape or form.
If there’s one thing you pursue in this life,
It should always be love.
I hope that you know love.

Credit: Charlie Mackesy @charliemackesy

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