Don’t all of us look for love, in some way or other? I think we do.
I believe with a quick reference to multimedia here, that while commercialism is certainly in the mix, whether we go online and “search”, or twitter, facebook, blog, or a variety of interactive things in the everyday world we are looking for love. To be loved and love in return. It is important.
Noone should be or feel unloved. Noone, Ever! So my piece today references the search for Love
I COME WHEN I AM CALLED
I searched for love the world at large
I searched both day and night.
I looked and looked so very hard
but could not get it right.
And then I loved (because I could)
And shared myself therefore …
And then much to my own surprise
Love knocking on my door.
“Why do you come here”, this I said
With wonder in my eyes.
I couldn’t find you … there was dread
That Love would be denied.
Love bowed its most magestic head
And wisely said to me.
“Love returns to your homestead
When given out for free.”
“I’m always there, so close – nearby
You only had to care.
Loving pathways light the skies
I come each time you share.”
“Give freely of the love you have
Give freely onto all.
Love will always be returned
I come when I am called!”
~ Penny L Howe, 2012
Love, the most important word on the planet – pass it on!
Thank you for visit, may your day be filled with love!
46 thoughts on “Looking for Love in all the Right Places”
Beautiful, Penny, simply beautiful. 🙂
Thank you Celestine, I appreciate your visits and comments so very much my friend. 🙂
Such a lovely post, says it all and sums it up in an inspiring way! Stay blessed and happy as always Penny 🙂
Thank you dear friend and you also, may you find and keep love – as it should be, in our hearts! I hope your weekend was a good one for you! Sarin! 🙂
Penny, how awesomely beautiful and inspiring! If only our world were more intuned to love, perhaps there would be peace!
I do agree with you Sharla!
Perhaps there will be. I have great hope! And always room in my heart for more dear friend! 🙂
I enjoy the images you mix with your poems. I think this is a medium that is under appreciated even though we use it more and more in the computerized world. I try to do this with stories when I can. You do this beautifully..
Thanks Yordie, I do appreciate your compliment. I must confess, when I first began to seriously blog, a whole 4-5 months ago lol, It was mostly words and then my marketing background started to remind me of the power of images, and little by little I started adding to the mix. It is fun and I think/hope it adds to the piece being written. Again most sincere thanks my friend. I like the look of your blog/posts btw quite a bit actually!
I think imagery is a gift from the digital age. I like to read 100 word stories and there is one author who adds a Second Life image to each of her stories. In SL she can stage anything scene she wants praticially and it enhances the stories a great deal. I’ll be the great writers of the past would have been enticed by what can be done with imagery. Perhaps not. But when used well, I think we are creating a whole new form of story telling, poetry, news reporting… every type of writing. Cheers!
So wisely said Yordie, I agree completely!
Beautiful word choice. Wonderful content. A symbiotic poem for sure. (heart)
Thank you very much!
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Love the poem, very warming, love is the equal best word in the world, the other of course is somewhat predictably book or read, wither does.
Totally agree, I’d say Love and word power, both the perfect way to learn, grow and share! So obviously loving books – the perfect two words! Voila!
we worked that out with our eyes closed whilst hopping on one foot. Or at least that is what I will tell people when this becomes legend.
A legend, liking the sound of that, so very mystical and adventurous (re: the book of things – awesomeness!)
Your imagery fits beautifully with your heartfelt poem. You are one of the true voices for good in this world. I agree with your commenters, you will always find love in this life as it is what you truly deserve. We all feel the love you send out to us, that which fills us up time and time again. Blessings to you dear Penny. 🙂
Thank you my dearest friend. Blessing received and returned to you in full LuAnn! 🙂
you care for others and you will be cared for..that is an excellent lesson, penny. a great post
Thank you Padmini, I appreciate you, your own creativity and your thoughts very much!
AnElephantCant help thinking
This is something that he has observed
As sure as the moon is above
Penny will always find love
Because that is obviously what she deserves
Thank you very much. Penny 🙂
That’s an excellent poem, Penny – I like it 🙂
Thank you Richard, coming from you a very nice compliment indeed! 🙂
I don’t compliment unless I mean it 🙂
(That kind of attitude doesn’t work too well when people are fishing for compliments, ha ha)
I feel the love of you come through your blog. And – I LOVE that! I keep coming back for my fix & LOVE being part of your blog-world!
Love & Hugs
xx 🙂 🙂 xx
Rosy, I LOVE you, for you brighten my day and make me smile each time you stop by. Something I look forward to, always! love and hugs received and returned! 🙂 xox
I always found that when I give of myself, then I find myself filled a hundred fold! Doesn’t matter whether it is love, kindness, compassion….giving of oneself, allows it to come back to you!
The title of this reminded me of the time I lost my keys. No matter where I looked for them, I knew that they were sitting in the corner watching me look for them and laughing at my efforts. When one seeks something so hard, it will be in that corner with my keys. When you look in a distracted fashion, it will be right there in front of you, and it will be happy that you found them!
Make sense? Hugs my friend – B
Yes it makes total sense barb, And written in a delightful way! hugs received and returned, thank you dear friend, Penny
Hugs back to you Penny!
Some write or sing that love is complicated. I never thought so. It just is or it isn’t.
Meme if you were any wiser it’d be scary!
How do you come out with such brilliant poetry?
It’s amazing. And another great post Penny. I’ll reblog this tomorrow – I’ve reblogged one today don’t want people to think I’m playing favourites 😉
Alastair at the risk of going to the spooky place, for the last few months this stuff shows up in my dreams and my day thoughts, it’s almost compelling to write it down, even weirder is not having to edit and then its so easy to locate the graphics to go with the pieces. Having said all that, thanks! 🙂
Now that IS spooky. I will admit, with some of mine, I get an idea, or I see something and start writing, and the my fingers just move and do all the work, Then I just have to change a couple of words afterwards.
Dreaming in poetry and then finding the images quickly is really quite amazing. It’s a definite gift
I don’t know what it is, gets a little stronger every day. I do have a level of aware of my talent, my skills and my experience. This seems to fall slightly outside of those things though. So I’m going with the flow here! 🙂
Do you meditate at all (he says thinking of a 10 year old and a 12 year old running around) Maybe use an incense stick or incense cone and see if you can “contact” where-ever this is coming from?
Alastair I run on all cylinders prob. 16-18 hours a day. Meditation? I’ve heard a mention of that somewhere I think, once…lol, Seriously, the other thing, to keep from scaring myself too much I don’t dwell on it, in fact I actively work on ignoring it! Hoping it may go away! 🙂
That’s one way of doing it 😉
Works for me! 🙂
Oh my God. That happens with me too, it’s like you just have to write it. Great piece by the way!
Thanks Momina, glad to know I’m not alone with this! Thank you also for your lovely compliment! Penny xx