The author published two political newspapers, predicted Trump's victory in July 2016, and a recent article on many of Trump's achievements.
Do we learn to love?
Some say it happens in a flash.
Some say that's just "Puppy Love'
sort of like seeing a puppy, and then.... .
With divorce rates what they are,
we sure could use some love education.
Does love take practice?
Some say, "Practice makes perfect!"
Some say, "Practice what you preach."
I only know one who had perfect love
and practiced it, too.
Is marriage where practice should begin?
Practicing love has goals, I'm sure.
We practice to become better.
We won't attain perfection, unless we continually seek it.
Love isn't meant to grow rusty.
Without daily practice to become better,
we might need more love education.
Does love have conditions?
Some ask, "How's your love life?"
Some say, "Nothing beats love!"
Do men and women seek love,
thinking that somehow it will just happen?
Or, knowing that is not likely, by learning and practice?
Perfect love is this:
"Greater love has no man than this,
that a man lay down his life for his friends."
"Love your neighbor as [you love] yourself."
If lasting love has no conditions,
the two being one means a new, lasting love.
Does real love ever become perfect?
Some say, "Handsome is as handsome does."
Some say, "Beauty is only skin deep."
Love based only on good looks,
is sure to fade as good looks fade.
Real love is learned, and practiced forever.
© 2020 Demas W Jasper
Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on March 12, 2020:
Love requires patience and forgiveness. Each of us is God's child and as we remember this we are more able to show greater, lasting love to our partner's and each other.
Thank you for you lovely trilogy.
Tiyasha Maitra from Gurgaon on March 09, 2020:
A thought provoking set. Loved the read. Love is a complex thing and needs to be interpreted and nourished. Your inferences on the topic are very interesting. Thanks for sharing.
Lorna Lamon on March 08, 2020:
There are so many life lessons within the verses of this beautiful and touching poem Demas. I still have a lot to learn about love, however, your poem has given me food for thought. Loved it.
Demas W Jasper (author) from Today's America and The World Beyond on March 08, 2020:
One thing I have learned about love: it isn't just 'a flash in the pan." It can endure, but it takes the refreshing of forgiveness, a big dose of patience, doses of service that place the other above the self, and earned respect. It can last, if it is real love learned and practiced.