To Love

To love is to hold oneself vulnerable to the wound
with abandon hope pursues it,                                       
in passion faith embraces it,
and in surrender grace brings peace and                                       
becomes our advocate                                          
throughout, love sows understanding
and grows closer through this covenant                
therefore, although it feigns destruction, be not rueful of the wound
because the enemy of the wounded heart is the one proud
and vanity its true prison
love lay not supine
nor can it be a thing beset
or contained anymore than warrior prayers               
borne through death to storm the gates of Hades
but only seized in cession
for in its full measure abides
can not be learned until known
can not be gained until given
and will only overcome in surrender



Written by Scott Schoffstall
© December 4, 2010
all rights reserved
Poetic Sojourn


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s