In the Deep of Night

I cannot sleep
for the world is quiet now
and my thoughts can be
my very own at last

Feelings come
now just my own
and I must contemplate
what it all means
for there is this overwhelming need
for me to understand

I love, I love
I need to love
I need for love to grow
Why is it that so many, though
choose not to make it so . . . ?

I cannot understand
Not this, no not at all
for everywhere I turn
I feel this need in everyone
for love, just plain and pure

I've studied and I've learned
until it seems that all the knowledge
in the world is just too much
for knowledge minus love
can never, ever be enough

I love, I love
I need to love
I need for love to grow
Why is it that so many, though
choose not to make it so . . . ?
I cannot understand
Not this, no not at all
for everywhere I turn
I feel this need in everyone
for love is plain and pure
and love is here for everyone
if only I could find a way
to tell them so

And so I stay awake
and so I write
in hopes that I might finally find
a way to say, in truth express
this loving tenderness
that I have found to be
the only truth we really need
to be . . .

?Michaelette?

8/31/2000
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