The Word

Which is the one word
We use a hundred times a day
But rarely if ever think about

Which is the one word
We’ve ruined with overuse
It’s one we can’t live without

Which is the one word
That has lost its meaning
While mankind thinks it's progressed

Which is the one word
That can lift us from the morass
Into which we’ve all regressed

Which is the one word
That has become shorthand
For unbridled prurience and lust

Which is the one word
That has lost its true beauty
It also means respect and trust

Which is the one word
That has the power to end
These endless cycles of strife

Which is the one word
That has the power to bring
A fresh new meaning to life

Which is the one word
We need to learn again
The real, true meaning of

Which is the one word
We utter but seldom mean
The word, ma chérie, is love

2 thoughts on “The Word

  1. K Sridharan March 14, 2020 / 3:01 am

    Wow!! Holmes!!

    Like

  2. samvswami March 14, 2020 / 3:42 am

    Half way thru, I JD to rush down to read the last stanza before I went back and read the rest….. 🤣😂

    Like

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