The Battle of Love


Oh why can’t we make love instead of war?


Isn’t love supposed to make the world go round?


And if a thing of beauty is a joy forever

Then where is this everlasting joy?


A soft answer surely turns away wrath

But what ends up taking its place?


I’m always hopeful that love will find a way

And yet the journey of a thousand miles must begin with that first step

I wonder… am I really ready to begin that expedition?


I’ve been reminded in recent days of how misery loves company

And a friend in need is a friend indeed

But if opportunity never knocks twice

Then how did I end up here?


Cold hands are supposed to equal a warm heart

So I’ve been looking for the chilliest weather I can find

But I know Rome wasn’t built in a day

And it seems that time is taking its own sweet time


It definitely takes two to tango

And you can’t teach an old dog new tricks

So where in the world does that leave me?


And don’t get me wrong…

I know you can’t win them all

But people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones

Especially since all is fair in love and war


Written by, Michelle Cook

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5 responses to “The Battle of Love

  1. Beautiful, Michelle. Very wistful and melancholy too. ❤

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  2. Thanks D…. this is one I wrote last year. Decided to share it here. 🙂

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  3. Hi Michelle! Not exactly post related but I am wondering how you got your picture and info as a widget. Maybe it’s my crappy old computer, but nothing I do seems to work. Please share oh master!! 😉

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  4. Here’s one way you can do it…. let me know if this helps, if not I can try to walk you through it. 😉

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