Thursday, June 16, 2011

Love (A Poem by Emeal Zwayne)

The following poem, "Love," written by Emeal ("E.Z.") Zwayne, is based on 1 Corinthians 13:1-8a.

Love me not with words
Speak of patience
Show me haste
Speak of kindness
Show me meanness
What a waste, what a waste

“I’m not jealous”
Yet you envy
“I’m not boastful”
Yet you gloat
“I’m not rude”
“I’m not selfish”
Yet that’s not what you promote

Talk of calmness
Talk of peace
Walk in anger
Walk in rage
Talk forgiveness
Yet not cease
Holding grudges
Old with age

“I hate unrighteousness”
You say
Yet applaud it
“I hate lies”
Yet devise
Sneaky schemes
And foul play

“I’ll stick it through with you”
“Believe in you”
“And hope the best”
Yet in the time of trouble
This was not at all expressed

So love me not with words
For words shall not prevail
Love me in deed and truth
For true love shall not fail