History has a way of repeating itself, but with the horrifying events that tend to divide and destroy us, we have the ability to shift the scope of its direction to make this world a better place. This “better place” is not just for us, but for the generations to follow, if we do not succeed in annihilating ourselves first. I don’t know what frame of mind I was in when I wrote the above poem, but I feel it is a constant reminder of what humanity has an obligation to do…to love.
During some turbulent times throughout our history, many recording artists wrote songs to remind us about the joy of love, and not just romantically. Songs of nostalgia like:
Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II – You’ll Never Walk Alone
Jackie Wilson – Higher and Higher (1967)
Dionne Warwick – What The World Needs Now Is Love (1967)
John Lennon – Imagine (1971)
Gary Wright – Love is Alive (1975)
Bob Marley – One Love (1977)
Steve Winwood – Higher Love (1986)
Bette Midler – Wind Beneath My Wings (1988)
Luther Vandross – Power of Love (1991)
Michael Jackson – Heal The World (1991)
We are unable to survive in harmony, without compassion and love. Let’s take a few pages from history and apply them to the horrific events that try to shake our faith, hope, joy and love! What is your meaning of love?
The integration of love has no barriers
where race, creed and color dance to the same rhythm
bridging cultural differences and gender boundaries
a contagious commitment to unity and happiness.
Love is beautiful, splendid and ageless
love is encouraging, colorless and genderless,
love is universal, powerful and understanding
love is forgiveness and never demanding
love is compassionate, eternal and real
love can easily be duplicated with revolutionary appeal.
– Kym Gordon Moore
Wings of the Wind: A Cornucopia of Poetry© 2013