Thursday, July 30, 2015


July 30, 2015 Article ~ Originally written for a writing prompt to #MakeWiseHistory 
(see prompt *guidelines at end of this article)
**NOTE: "Caliburn" is Archaic speech for Excalibur


LOVE,  How Can I Define it?

LOVE  How Can Love be Defined, what is it’s worth?
Love is a word which has nearly lost it’s meaning for many. Because love is a word which has been misused, it has been used to manipulate & people even attach the word to things. But true love is unconditional, and it’s made up of so many things; for this reason, it is nearly impossible to explain love is in words. Yet love’s value is far above all else in this world, love is the unseen in us which gives life.
    But how can we know what love is, how can we teach love? We can speak of our expressions and acts of love, we can even speak of how love makes us feel, but Love itself seems indefinable with words alone. For “love” encompasses every aspect of our being. Therefore, love itself can only truly be defined by one’s actions, it can be observed, “what we do for the sake of love”. For to love someone, is to unconditionally surrender our self-defenses; it is to sacrifice our own needs and pride at times, for the sake of another, sometimes even at the risk of our own well being.

It is written that a man named Jesus once said to his disciples, “There is no greater love then this; that one lay down their life for their friends.” 
~: New International Bible :~

(Tanka style poetry)

I trounce you darkness,
Put my sword to your cold heart,
Your hatred shall not rule me,
For I am the power of light,
I Caliburn be love.

“I Caliburn Be Love” Tanka Style Poetry &Article
 by Dolly S.J. Piper 2015©
Steam Trunk Publications™

We all need love. Scientific studies have proven that, those who are shown love thrive and those who are deprived of it wither & in some cases one can even die when deprived of love. It is only love, which can fully open our heart to experience the best of life. Without love there would be no passion in life. It is love which takes us to heights of ecstasy; and love can also plunge us to the very depths of agony. But even though sometimes love can bring us the greatest pain in life, we cling to it; for love is the very essence of our soul, love is that which makes us human. To put love into words, I believe that the following biblical text defines the essence of love best:

"The Way of Love"
If I speak in the language of men and of angels, but I do not have love, I am only a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have the ability to prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge of the universe, if I have all faith enough that I can remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give away everything I own, and if I sacrifice my body in order to boast; but do not have love, I receive no benefit.
Love is patient, love is kind, it is not envious. Love does not brag, it is not puffed up. 13:5 It is not rude, it is not self-serving, it is not easily angered or resentful. Love is not glad about injustice, but it rejoices in the truth. Love bears all things, believes all that is positive, love brings hope to every circumstance, and love enables us to endure all things. Everything else in this world will pass away, but love last forever…
~: New International Bible 1st Corinthians 13 :~

In conclusion, my opinion of love is this: Anything which does not fit the above text, ("The Way of Love") is NOT love. For I believe that, love is the sustenance of our being, it is the light and life within us, and it is our legacy in this world, to be passed on for generations to come. Our love transcends the physical it is the sacred part of our-self made eternal. Therefore, the love we share with others is the only thing we have to give, which lasts beyond the life we live. 
Dolly S.J, Piper
Hello my friend!
This is a “Writing Prompt”  to #MakeWiseHistry  ~ Just for fun!
(I am challenging you to write on something (positive) that inspires you)

1) Make your own prompt (like this one) to #makewisehistory

2) Write on any topic, something which inspires you, (or you may write on “love” if you like)
3) *Copyright your writing (a poem, article, lyrics, your original quote, etc.) included on your prompt. (indicate your Copyright by your name, & date with © at the end of whatever you write)
4) Tag at least five people (and Tag me also).
5) Share your prompt publicly and see how long and inspirational your prompt becomes.

I Hope you have fun writing! (~8[{