What if love was banned … ? (IP)
What if love was banned? …
and hatred had the upper hand
(and selfishness – the love of self allowed!
with greed, each one self-focussed, proud):
no neutral ground between the two,
no loyalty, or trust – what would ensue?
dictatorship, the weak succumb,
and everyone unhappy, everyone.
And if intentions loving
were always doubted, disbelieved,
that they could be sincerely conceived,
and anyone would truly care
for someone else, deny themselves to spare
some hurt, or harm, or sorrow
from falling yet again upon a fellow
human being, save them from distress,
or meet a need in kindness generous,
and unconditional, no strings attached, –
how sad, such cynicism, sneers,
we still would try to love again, again …