Love Is Not the Rose

Rose

Love is not the rose.

It is not the petals making pretty the flower.

It is not gifts, wealth, strength, or beauty.

Where lust fails, love grows stronger.

 

Love is not a loan.

It’s not winning the lottery.

Love is the commitment.

It is accrued interest—an investment managed shrewdly.

 

Love is not the show.

It’s the work behind the scenes.

Love is not blind—it embraces what it sees.

 

Love does not come with a whistle or the snap of a finger.

It’s not a drive-through meal; it’s a feast to be savored.

 

Love is no stroke of luck or strike of lightening.

It’s not the exotic locale; it’s the right companion for the journey.

 

Love is not earned.

It is given freely.

Its foundations are too strong to be broken.

Its promises are too deep to be empty.

 

Do not let love erode.

Don’t let it dry or harden.

Love is not the rose.

It’s the well-tended garden.

Advertisements

7 thoughts on “Love Is Not the Rose

  1. Pingback: As the Sun | Write Away

  2. Pingback: Six Things I’m Thankful For | Write Away

  3. Pingback: How Can Anyone? | Write Away

  4. Pingback: The Path | Write Away

  5. Pingback: Today | Write Away

  6. Pingback: Love, You Are | Write Away

  7. Pingback: Summer Quote Series (Week 9) | Write Away

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s