By Robert E. Kogan
Love is like a river that flows into the sea;
Oceans of emotions that form a symphony--
Longing, yearning, hurting; seeking company
To sing a lovers song in two part harmony.
Love is the promised vision when sight itself is blind--
For where love is found, pain is sure to follow close behind.
Love is always changing; it evolves and grows
Becoming both the flower, and the thorn upon the rose.
Love lasts forever regardless of how brief.
For hearts are filled with wonder and with grief.
Recall each precious moment of the wonder of its starting,
And the sadness felt deep inside when the time came for its parting.
As minutes become days and as days become our years
Love becomes a lesson that our mind and spirit hears.
As an infant becomes a child, and as the child begins to grow,
Love becomes the river in which our feelings flow.