Monday, February 13, 2012

My Love Sense - Dedicated In Memory Of Whitney Houston





Love
speaks in silence
the unconditional
stanzaic interlude
between heart and soul.
Never wanting
always waiting
to give freely
and openly.


Love
does not see color
nor stereotypical
ego branded persona.
As spirit seer
pure love
accepts all
with understanding
and patience.


Love
hears beyond sound
soft whispers
of heartstrings
playing in rhythm
the quiet song -
a deafening simplicity
defining uniqueness
to authentic self.


Love
tastes the sweet n sour
of daily imperfections
savoring the bitter
with the sweet.
The perfect blend
providing nourishment
for the heart
digesting the mix.


Love
smells indifference
and recoils at the
nauseous self righteous
stench of the arrogant
yet embraces the
empowering odor
of forgiveness -
a scent of healing.


Love
touches softly
hearts who hear,
minds who see,
spirits who know
the freedom to give
inherent deep within
our soul
without expectation -


unconditionally.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
RIP Whitney 1963 - 2012


Photo and poetry by: Joanne Olivieri

5 comments:

betchai said...

Jo, as always, I am awed and amazed with your poetry, so love it. and the photo is very artistic too, i see love strongly speaking.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Thank you Betchai, I wanted to express what I feel Whitney gave to the world and thought this poem defined who she was.

Icy BC said...

Beautiful and wonderful poem! As I read it, I have a sense of Whitney Houston's love, and what love should be!

It is still a shock to hear of her passing.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Hi Icy, yes, it is still a shock to me as well. Very tragic for her family and especially her daughter.

Thanks for the comment and have a fantastic Valentines Day :)

Judy SheldonWalker said...

Jo, such a wonderfully written tribute. It is just beautiful.