Unconditional Love (poem by me)

I am not in a
moral,
physical,
financial,
or spiritual
race with you.
I am just looking for a friend.
Will you accept my unconditional love?

I am not
criticizing,
judging,
condemning,
or despising you
in my head.
Will you accept my unconditional love?

I am only expressing the love
the Father has bestowed on me.
He taught me how to
love others unconditionally.
Will you accept His unconditional love?

“But God showed how much he loved us by having Christ die for us, even though we were sinful.”—Romans 5:8

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Adored (sestina by me)

You will be born and adored,
You will scorn your parents,
For making rules you break,
Just prior to idolizing friends,
And yourself,
Without knowing God.

One day you meet God,
And you feel adored,
Even when you are by yourself,
He lifts your distaste for your parents,
He gives you new friends,
There’s just one habit you cannot break.

If this one habit you could break,
You could find peace in God,
Like your friends,
This habit you once adored,
This sin hidden from your parents,
It fosters a hatred for yourself.

You are stuck with yourself,
Or else you’d make a clean break,
You’d confess to your parents,
You’d show your face to God,
And be once more adored.

You fall back in with old friends,
The demons bore holes inside yourself,
In the mirror a face that can’t be adored,
Your habit no longer takes a break,
You have sworn off God,
You’ve been kicked out by your parents.

Like an orphan with no parents,
Like a loner with no friends,
You call up in desperation to God,
And surrender yourself,
You are full of heart break,
And you are once more adored.

Then your parents take you back in and you are adored,
Your friends make amends but you’ve found a friendship no one can break,
It’s between God and yourself.

But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.—Romans 5:8

© 2016 Kim Bond

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