Have Faith

Winifred Dalley has written a poem about the definition of love.
Winifred Dalley has written a poem about the definition of love.

What is love?

To speak to those who nobody wants


To listen not just talk


To, let them feel they’re not alone.


It’s their world too,


Not just our home.

For this world can be a lonely place


When all you want is a friendly face.

And there is one


Who reigns above.


His arms are wide open


And his heart is full of love.

To be loved by him


And your wants are nil


For his love he will send


For your heart and mind to fill


With compassion for others.

Every race, every creed:


Love, just love, is all they need.

We are so wrapped up


In our own little world


We fail to see into the darkness


That has been hurled

And all they want, it’s sad but so true, is


Just to be valued, not ignored by you.

When we learn to give this love


Then our hearts with compassion will he flood.

Love cannot be counted,


Love cannot be bought,


But in the small things you do


It gets brought right back to you.

Do give it freely and don’t foolishly part;


Let it come not from the head


But always from the heart.