Who Owns Love

Who Owns Love

A Poem by Dr. Ann Lewis

Written the evening of the Pulse Massacre 6/12/2016


Are ‘two men’ kissing a cause for death?

Should we be judging their emotion with disrespectful dread?

Do they deserve a ‘black cloud’ above their head?

We learn so early in life that ‘kissing is for love’

Is that true of some but not everyone?

Who owns love, I ask myself today?

As we face the death of young women and men

Loving each other in an innocent way?


How twisted we can become

If our rigidity is not overcome.

Our world becomes ‘black and white’

Denying grey areas where life feels most right.


This ‘day of darkness’ should remind us to be awakened

To love’s demands that cannot be forsaken.

…Love who you will!

…Love when you can!

…Love, come to everyone so life can expand.


Love can’t be owned, you see…

It’s the heart and soul of humanity

It’s the symphony that brings us together

…Lifting us above the stars we see

Bringing us closer to our destiny.  


© 2017 Dr. Ann Lewis

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I love this piece. It's awesome. especially that part "love who you will, love when you can, love come to everyone so life can expand

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Added on January 30, 2017
Last Updated on January 30, 2017
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Dr. Ann Lewis
Dr. Ann Lewis

My name is Dr. Ann Mody Lewis. I have been a practicing mental health counselor for over 29 years, I have written two books "Me Again" and "Kiss Your Life! 365 Reasons to Love Who You Are. Writing po.. more..