All You Need Is Love

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This poem I wrote back in 2007, after seeing the movie Across the Universe.

ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE

Escape. Can I?

Try. Will I?

Who am I? Am I true to me?

Am I the things I hate?

Is the world so truly terrible?

Why must we search so hard for goodness?

Reliant on who? But only ourselves to trust.

Dog-eat-dog. Man-kill-man.

Is this who we are?

Where is my place?

This is what I love. This is what I hate.

Trials. Tests. Passing. Failing.

Loving ourselves. Hating ourselves.

Being TRUE to ourselves.

Do we know where we stand?

I believe deep down we do.

Only one way out. Take good care of you.

Find someone. Love them pure and deep.

All you need is love.

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About AmbleDamsel

Truthfully, I’m writing this blog because I’m too much of a wimp to share my poems with most people I know. I’m hoping this blog will be a way to get honest feedback about them, without offending anyone. I generally prefer to write privately, and with pen and paper. There’s just something much more therapeutic & enjoyable about actually handwriting something–a better feeling than any lousy keyboard could ever give me! People who inspire me: John Lennon, Keri Smith, Sabrina Ward Harrison, Conor Oberst, Ethel Kennedy, Brooks Strause, Charles Bukowski, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, E.E. Cummings, Charles Dickens, Henry Darger, and Orly Avineri.

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