Love is like a flower; with proper nurturing it blooms and flourishes as each day passes.
Yet, if it is neglected, in a moment’s time it soon withers and dies.
To hold love, you must treat it as a rare and tender flower, nurturing it with the utmost patience and care.
To keep it vibrant and alive it takes many long hours of continuous effort and constant attention.
To lose it takes only a moment of of forgetfulness, disinterest and mistrust.
To sow the seeds of love is as wonderful as sowing the seeds of magnificent garden, and watching them flourish and grow is a marvel in itself.
To sow the seeds of love only to watch them wither and choke, like a garden that’s become full of weeds, is a crime of the heart that none should commit.
Love can last an eternity, like the gardens of a forbidden tropical paradise, yet, in an instant, it can be destroyed by a hurricane of hate, in a sea of bitterness and despair.
©1985 Lloydene Fay Hill