I beg to forward this beautiful poem by a friend of mine, since it well deserves any variety of readers...

Love, by Tsoltim N. Shakabpa

Love is appreciating God when life seems hopeless
It's becoming a vegetarian to save animals
Planting a tree on a parched earth
Saving an animal in distress
Nursing an ailing person

Love is blowing away a mosquito on your arm instead of killing it
It's extracting a thorn from a weeping child's hand
Giving alms to a wretched beggar on the street
Being a seeing eye dog for a blind person
Denying a cigarette to a loved one

Love is being magnetized by someone's beauty and brain
It's healing the wounds in a broken heart
Suckling a new born baby in your arms
Sharing a bed and dreams in old age
Placing a rose on a coffin

Love is giving up a princely kingdom to save mankind
It's respecting race, color, creed and national origin
Pinching pennies for a worthy cause
Giving one's life to God and country
Remembering a freedom fighter

Love is all of the above and more
It's pure and compassionate
Simple but limitless
It's what we all want
What we all must practice

Copyright ŠTsoltim N. Shakabpa - 2008

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Written on 2008-10-18 at 12:55

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