Love Lives on

Valentine’s Day brings many mixed feelings for those who have lost loved ones this past year. Covid-19 took its toll around the world, and it wasn’t just older folks who succumbed to the virus. You might think losing the one you loved has left you empty; but love remains. I wrote this a couple of years ago, but I feel it is appropriate to post again this year.

They’re gone

but love’s not lost

Pain entangles in every bone

Love remains…

not in the devastating loss;

But in you.

Love comes from deep within;

Definitely not a superficial thing…

Rooted deep in your heart and soul

Loss brings manic feelings

rushing into scary dips

Love is rooted deeper

than whispers from the lips;

Yours alone to give or keep.

A treasure of the heart

does not come cheap.

Though one you loved is gone

your gift of love remains;

To share at will

should you choose again

to give away or keep


Photo: Dwight L. Roth

Dedicated to all those who have lost loved ones this past year

56 thoughts on “Love Lives on

  1. I focused on this theme on this Valentine’s Day in my blog, too {{{Dwight}}} – – – and found this poem a perfect way to enhance the thoughts I was sharing. “The gift of love remains.” So true! Thank you for this perfect sharing on this day of love when so many have lost their loved ones this year. ❤

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  3. It really hurts when u have to bury someone in ur memories , especially that someone with whom u wanted to share every single moment of your life..But love goes on,it never dies.
    Well u write so passionately, buddy. It knocked my heart..

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