A word which means so much to those who hear
Their names affectionately twined with it
For they know that it's opposite is fear
Of loneliness, when age and illness hit
A word which can with ease bring forth a smile
By turns a darkened brow and grimace too
For jealousy makes kinder thoughts turn vile
Though love will lift the hearts of those who're blue
For love is all you need they sometimes say
Though sometimes too it burns, or scars for life
But what else in this world keeps war at bay?
It's opposite; which keeps us all from strife
What can you lose, if not yourself, in love?
To be at peace, and flying like a dove