Forever Beautiful

Forever Beautiful


“How long does love last?”

is an age old question 

that has never been answered

now, or in the past.


Some have said it lasts forever

but have no proof.

They say it lasts a lifetime

but how can that be true 

if no one has ever returned to confirm it?.



Love lasts but a moment

an infinitesimal millisecond in the span of time.

You see, they ask the wrong question.

It’s not how long love lasts that’s important 

but how long it is felt.


Is there love in the face of the Mona Lisa?

Was there love on the cross of Cavalry?

Is there love in the memories of a surviving partner?


How far can we stretch the fleeting moments 

in which we know love?


Some people exist and never know love.

Some people exude love from the pores of their heart.

Some people search for love, but never find it.

Some demand it artificially, just to feed a starving ego.


Is unrequited love truly love?.

Isn’t love a two way street?


Love never dies, it is forever beautiful.


  • Goldfinch60

    That last line is so true, my love for my wife, now passed, is still alive and always will be.


  • L. B. Mek

    brilliantly distilled reasoning and insights, thanks for sharing dear poet

  • Neville

    it would seem you have somehow managed to find and to capture the grail of truths my learned friend .. but not only that, you have selflessly gifted its secret to all those of us who have traced it back to thee .. For that, I personally thank you sir and muchly too .... N

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