Duty and Love

Duty and Love

Living a life of duty
with the one you profess to love,
Leaves a life without glory for both.

Love can never be faked
nor replaced with another coin;
Love fills all, creates.

Duty can protect, can repair walls
Love dances free, without a fence.

Duty can build castles and shelters,
also prison for spirit and soul.
Love can set us free.

It takes courage to follow love,
its breathtaking dance and trails.
Creating with truth and warmth.

© miriam ivarson

24 thoughts on “Duty and Love

  1. Profound and philosophical thoughts Miriam. I am pondering over “Duty can build castles and shelters, also prison for spirit and soul.” Though duty and love are two separate entities yet you have clubbed them together in a beautiful way. Thank you for this thought-provoking poem.

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    • Thank you, Balroop, for your warm and thoughtful comment. I do understand why you pondered that part of one stanza. Was hesitant myself but it needed to be. Together we could probably come up with many examples. I am so glad you liked it. 🙂

      miriam

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