Old Man’s Dictionary

Old Man’s Dictionary

By David De Jong

I remember a time when love
Was celebrated with marriage
Honored with patience, forgiveness
And self control. Supported with
Admiration and high regard
True love was unconditional
Inseparable, undying,
For better, or Lord forbid, worse.

Love has become cheap, self centered
Mistaken, misplaced, misguided.
Replaced instead with brokenness
Shattered dreams for what was to be.
Families scattered into the wind.
Leaves fluttering between each storm,
We wonder, ponder, we debate;
Why our world is preoccupied
In delusions, divorce, and hate.

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