If Love Does Not Live
If love does not live so that love may live
Wrecked on rugged rocks like a pirate ship;
Cold voices with no heart of love to give
Darkness and void with no inspired lips.
If love is quashed short of its golden prime
Like dinosaurs smashed by a meteorite;
Crushed from its age of blossoming on time
Like breath strangled from life not to unite!
Then O’ love, send me Pegasus to ride
With spread wings lift us high up in the sky;
Touching constellations and with them abide
With a crescendo created for weeping eye:
New life beaming love billowing gold clouds
Descending upon earth new life—no shrouds!
©Joseph S. Spence Sr. all rights reserved
Joseph S. Spence Sr. has authored seven poetry books, and invented “Epulaeryu Poetry” form. His writings appeared globally in forums such as journals, anthologies, magazines, and newspapers. He retired from the U.S. Army as an officer, taught at Bryant and Stratton University, and is a Goodwill Ambassador, Arkansas. He has received many awards including Noble Star for Literature 2018, and Living Legend of the 21 st Century (India); Literary Gold Badge and Ambassador De Literature (Oman); Gold Medal of Honor (Nigeria); Poetry Ambassador Medal, Independent Poet Laureate, Who’s Who in Poetry (USA); and Poetry Bard (UK). He has membership in various global scholastic honor societies, served a poet-in-residence for Saint Andrews Scottish Society, is a member of the Scottish poetry bard, Robert Burns Club, and resides in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.