No One Doesn’t

No One Doesn’t

One can push the fact away. Deny it.
Ignore it.
Refuse it.
Reject it.
Decline it.
Or flat turn it down.
The fact is this:
No one doesn’t want love.
Everyone wants love.
Whether they know it or not.
Even needs it, to my mind.
It feeds the soul.
It quenches her thirst.
Shelters her.
Clothes her in glorious splendor.
No one doesn’t long for love.
No one doesn’t!
Like breathing.
You can’t breathe properly, nothing seems right.
Some accept that, many deny it.
But it remains, beyond denial.
Beyond refusal.
Beyond all rejection of the idea.
As nectar remains deep inside the flower.
As life is encased inside the hard, dry seed.
The longing lives in us all.
A smoldering coal.
Unquenchable.
An unreachable itch.
Unscratchable.
We search a lifetime to reach, to quench.
I know that in myself.
Ahhh, to love and be loved…
Then sometimes we get close to the true thing.
Happiness, found and satisfied.
Love, at last!
It lasts a lifetime, sometimes.
But even then, a tickle, deep inside a hidden part.
Says, even that was just a shadow behind a veil.
A distant blurred image in smoky air.
The old longing still murmurs and rubs.
But WHYYY?  We rail. This has to be it, or all is lost.
Then we cry out against the One who put it there.
Wait……… The One………
Could there be a reason?
Something more?
A Truth I didn’t see before?
A seed of longing meant for me?
To search and find the one true thing?
God’s everlasting love for me!
The Love that always satisfies!
The Good News of the Prince of Peace!
The perfect Love that makes one free.
It’s the Love by which all other loves are seen.
It’s the Love inside which all other loves exist.
It’s the light by which our souls are lit.
No more itch, no more inner burning.
No more chafing, murmuring.
Except in the longing for more of Him.
Which, we need but ask, He gladly gives.
No one doesn’t long for that.
The proof  is in this overflow.
The love that’s pouring from this pen.
This here, this now, this absolute joy!
From Him, back to Him.
For me, for you.
Deny that, be ignorant of it, refuse it,
Push it away, reject it,
We still need it, want it, live for it.
It’s so deep and wide,
That because of it, out of it, and for it,
Jesus was born, and lived, and died, and arose.
No one doesn’t long for that kind of love.
Not in the soul, one doesn’t.
No one doesn’t long for Love.
No one doesn’t.
No one.

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15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. wayne
    Feb 25, 2013 @ 13:29:23

    how true! How True!!

  2. Coco J. Ginger
    Feb 25, 2013 @ 13:44:41

    This is so perfect and so beautiful and precious. And you know what is strange, I have a poem that is titled “no one”, which I was reminded of through your phrase here. Priceless. Thank you!

    • Gloryteller
      Feb 25, 2013 @ 16:35:31

      Not strange to me and no coincidence. We are connected by Him, He makes it clear. You’re welcome and thanks, back, oh friend, oh sister, oh gifted writer!

  3. Day Burns
    Feb 25, 2013 @ 14:25:05

    Thank you for writing this! We all have this need in common. Ultimately, it is the only similarity we need to stir our hearts to forgive each other, to love each other, to encourage each other, and to share the Good News.

  4. Ron Long
    Feb 25, 2013 @ 15:00:23

    This is a fact taught in the bible and by every respectable counselor. To be healthy we all must be the object of anothers love. It tells us we have purpose, worth and meaning. A great line from the movie Shadowlands was quote ” we read to know we are not alone” and I believe the act of anothers love toward us confirms that longing. Great piece Len Ron Long

  5. My Father's Child
    Feb 25, 2013 @ 17:37:02

    Awesome!

  6. My Father's Child
    Feb 25, 2013 @ 17:40:40

    Reblogged this on inspiredannotation and commented:
    Poetry pure and simple…

  7. Carol Ann Hoel
    Feb 25, 2013 @ 23:21:29

    I got goosebumps when I read your poem entitled No One Doesn’t. It’s beautiful.

    On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 11:47 AM, Gloryteller

    • Gloryteller
      Mar 07, 2013 @ 09:43:34

      You’re so kind. Thank you for gifting me with the “rest of the story”. Confirmation from God is always comforting, encouraging, and awe-inspiring. Peace be with you, friend.

  8. Rejoycin
    Mar 05, 2013 @ 01:51:51

    I heard once when an eagle has poison in it’s body (from eating contaminated animal) or is ill it will fly to the highest peak and bask in the sun. It will spread it’s wings and lie there until the poison is burned out of its body. Your poem brought this to memoory as I thought– when we are injured and needy, it is only ‘The Son’ we desire. Only God’s love is the desire of our heart, to bask in His love to burn up the hurt and pain and restore our strength. Isn’t it just like God to build in us this desire for His love? As your poem says– we all need it. I think I have my next blog.

    • Gloryteller
      Mar 06, 2013 @ 14:35:04

      That’s a good “parable”. Thank you! Yes He builds the desire and provides a way to fill the desire!
      Thanks, new friend! I’m enjoying your site!

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