Never be a stranger to love
Welcome it into the heart and home
Let it resonate like a poem
Embrace love as you would an old friend
Love never offends; it just heals and mends

Only true love can be a friend to all
The givers stand straight and tall
The haters are left to take the fall

Give freely to the world of your gifts
Of love, service to man and charity
What is not recognized now is no disparity
It will later come into full focus and clarity

Love should never be defensive
Love should never be offensive
Love should only be immensive

Copyright © 2003 Joseph P. Martino