"The Harmony between Religion and Science" by Paul Troger‘The World’s Greatest Love’ by Roy E. Peterson The Society September 8, 2021 Beauty, Love Poems, Poetry 13 Comments . from Eternal Spring Once upon a time in space God contrived the human race, Gave two things to help us cope: One was love, the other hope. Man was destined for a fall, But love sustained him after all. When all hope was lost in fear, Love would make new hope appear. Love thy husband, love thy wife, Love thy God, and love thy life. Love thy country; keep it free; Love for all eternity. Die for love, for love’s unending. Always straight and right, unbending. Love’s an arrow like a dart Piercing even the darkest heart. Some reject it, some refuse, Some take drugs and some drink booze. But love is patient, love is kind, Ennobling the human mind. An opalescent pearl divine— Expose to light and let it shine— A beacon in a stormy sea, A bolt of lightning striking me. Love will conquer; love will win, Save us from our mortal sin. . . LTC Roy E. Peterson is a writer, retired U.S. Army Military Intelligence Officer, Foreign Area Officer, and Foreign Commercial Officer who currently resides in Texas. NOTE TO READERS: If you enjoyed this poem or other content, please consider making a donation to the Society of Classical Poets. NOTE TO POETS: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. CODEC News:Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 13 Responses Rohini Sunderam September 8, 2021 Beautiful. Thank you. Reply Roy E. Peterson September 8, 2021 Bless you for that, Rohini! Reply Joe Tessitore September 8, 2021 Indeed it is! And so very well-written. It’s more of a gallop than a read that just carries you along. What a great ride! Reply Roy E. Peterson September 8, 2021 I am honored with your comments! I love the way to expressed the read! Reply C.B. Anderson September 8, 2021 What you lack in subtlety, Roy, you make up for with enthusiasm. I think you’ve got the right idea. Reply Roy E. Peterson September 8, 2021 You may be on to something about my personality, C.B. Bless you for the comment. Reply Jeff Eardley September 9, 2021 Roy, “All you need is love” now where did I first hear that? A universal theme that bounces along at a great pace. I enjoyed this immensely. Thank you. Reply Roy E. Peterson September 14, 2021 Could that have been a Beatle’s refrain? Thank you in return, Jeff. Reply Paul Freeman September 9, 2021 A breathless breath of fresh air – if that makes sense. Thanks for a fine read, Roy. Reply Roy E. Peterson September 14, 2021 Thank you Paul. That does make sense! I appreciate your kind comments. Reply Peter Hartley September 11, 2021 Roy – I really like this poem about a universal theme, and doesn’t its tetrameter rattle and bounce along, as Jeff and Joe write above! Reply Roy E. Peterson September 14, 2021 Thank you for your kind appraisal, Peter! Bless you. Reply Yael September 19, 2021 That’s a sweet poem on the best thing in this old world. I just now got around to commenting, ’cause its a rainy morning on the farm. I’m going to print this one out for the collection, thank you. Reply Leave a Reply to Roy E. Peterson Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.