Love Is

Love is quiet
breathing in the gasps of lovers,
passion spent.

Love is gentle with arms outstretched to comfort those
whom life breaks.

Love is kind
it eases hurt with a smile
least damage break the glass of life.

Love is true
caring for the loved before itself
silent lest the planets halt.

© Carolyn O’Connell

Published in Dial 82 1993 & I AM NOT A SILENT POET APRIL 2015

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