When the Cross meets Valentine


I’m yet to hear of anyone being allergic to love;
Or immune to it either;
It is an innate yearning everyone craves for;
No wonder we never tire of love songs;
Even if they all tell the same story;
Why, because no amount of love is too much for the heart to carry.

Valentine’s Day is nigh and love is in the air;
Whiles some are getting creative in showing love to those dear to them;
Others are anxiously ‘expecting’ the gifts of love on the way;
As if the 24 hours is the only time to prove and taste one’s love;
And when it passes, everything goes back to the way it was.
But love is more than the gifts, candle-lit dinners, concerts and parties.

Love is what endures the pain and betrayal the other might cause you;
Love is what stays behind when all others have walked away;
Love is what forgives the wrongs committed against you and wipes the slate clean;
Love rejoices with you without concealed envy and comforts you with no malicious intentions;
Love is not measured with how much gifts you can afford to give;
But how much of your heart is surrendered to it.

Photo credits to Google Images

It is cute to see people ‘play sweet’ with others in their bid to show affection;
But after the red day ends, don’t forget love must be portrayed as long as you have breath;
Not only to be shown to those we think deserve it but to anyone out there;
The rude, scornful, stubborn, wicked, ingrate and everyone in between;
Because Love died a shameful death so you would dwell in glory;
Love died so you would live.
So as you show love amidst laughter and excitement;
Remember to do same when the tables turn;
Love is selfless and sacrificial;
So before you proclaim love to someone;
Make sure you mean it;
Because love is more than what Valentine proposes.

It’s a cross you have to bear daily;
To lay your comfort down when the need arrives;
It’s not a feeling with appears today and evaporates tomorrow;
It’s a commitment to stick and stay through thick and thin;
Love does not give up and walk away when it gets tough;
It stands firmly and keeps on fighting.

When the Cross meets Valentine,
Who will be left standing?

Josephine Amoako © 2016


15 Comments Add yours

  1. “because Love died a shameful death”… Absolutely loved this piece…Love is a cross i have to bear daily even when the tables turn

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Love is what I’ve always welcomed with both arms open! It is definitely something everyone yearns for! Great Post.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Hmm this is cute …am speechless

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Glad you like it☺


  4. iKomusana says:

    True true true..
    Love is not the ♥ shape but the cross

    Liked by 1 person

  5. skamponsah says:

    So true, love beareth all, endureth all. God bless you dear for this piece. Much love.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      God bless you too, Stephen. Enjoy your day☺

      Liked by 1 person

  6. paulibrams says:

    Wow! that’s true and profound Josey. thanks for sharing

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Colleen says:

    + = ❤

    The cross equals love.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. tesern says:

    Beautiful piece here dear… True love message for all. Nailed it to

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Baaba says:

    Thought provoking piece

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks for reading, Baaba. Stay blessed. ☺


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