do you remember this classic john lennon song?
“Love is real, real is love
Love is feeling, feeling love
Love is wanting to be loved”
i’m singing these visionary lyrics to myself today and wondering, can it be? in a world of a trillion love songs trying to figure it out –can it really be is this simple? yes. my heart knows this is true. great vision is simple. great lyrics, not so easy. i know this myself as a songwriter. can love still be this pure, 30 years after this song was written? has it always been? can love remain this innocent in these record changing times? past valentine’s day, beyond motherhood. lennon was without a doubt a genius.
and so is love .
love is god’s masterpiece.
god’s greatest gift
free without purchase
free with our without a religion
available in all sizes and in eternal supply
can i remember when i am wrapped up in my complicated relationships that
“love is touch, touch is love
love is reaching, reaching love”
if i can’t, can i try to recall
a tiny baby laughing in a crib
discovering her own toes,
playing, touching, reaching
completely In love with herself. her image. your face.
can i strive to remember that to reach love now
i don’t need a ladder to climb up on
or a plane to fly me there
can i sing, simply, “love is asking to be loved.”
will we just ask for love
instead of fearing we must earn it?
will i love you without reason
except that nothing feels more right?
“love is you
you and me
love is knowing
we can be”
love is free, free is love
love is living, living love
love is needing to be loved
if i am living love, knowing i need love
i am always safe in the world.
change that comes
dreams that go
people who we have to let go of
so much more is here
no object a million words have been able to define
nothing we can visibly see
nothing that is more real.
all god sees is love.
like baby toes.
will i just see love today
if only in little glimpses?
will we sing like dear john lennon
all you need is love?”
i love you,