Love is a thief

Love is a thief

Love is a happy thief
that takes everything you once valued,
and give you different things in exchange.

Love takes away your control
and gives you spontaneous laughter,
it takes your deep-rooted fear
and replaces it with newborn joy.

Fresh love grabs your treasured serenity
and leaves you spots of doubt.

Love whisks away loneliness
and deposits chains of connections,
unfamiliar affections
then spout in our hearts.

Love digs out sad resignation
to leave hope in its place.

This startling thief
of the past
is as welcomed
as Santa on Christmas Eve
leaving parcels of unexpected joy.

Love is always fresh and new,
it is a mysterious paradox
with an individual design
just for me
and
you.

© Marjorie H Morgan 2014

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