Haiku Friday – Where Is the Love?

Haiku Friday

The theme for my Haiku this Friday is loving those who may seem difficult to love, and helping those who may seem easy to ignore:

Easy to forget

One of the greatest commands:

Love others as self. (based on Romans 13:9)

God says we OWE LOVE, (based on Romans 13:8)

MUST give it, to our neighbor

(And not just pretend.)

Love the afflicted

Like the Good Samaritan:

Love shown by his deeds. (Luke 10:25-37)

He saw one helpless,

Hurt, ugly, ethnic en’my:

Helped him tenderly.

In humility,

Realize the way things are.

May God help us LOVE.

“The Good Samaritan” by George Frederic Watts, 1904

For more Haiku, visit Jennifer over at Playgroups are No Place for Children and Christina at A Mommy Story.

12 Responses to “Haiku Friday – Where Is the Love?”

  1. melissa says:

    those were beautiful! awesome job!

  2. Toni says:

    Beautiful. Makes me feel even worse about my Haiku and the experience surrounding it.

  3. Joyce says:

    Thank you for your comments, Melissa and Toni.
    I appreciated your honest Haiku, Toni. You learned something, and ended up with lots to think about.

  4. Bren says:

    Fantastic haikus! Thanks for the reminder to love.

  5. Oh, Joyce, those are printable and placeable! We should always be reminded.

    Thank You!


  6. Joyce says:

    Thank you for your comment, Bren. 🙂
    Thank you, Secret Agent Mama. I LOVED your Haikus, too. 🙂

  7. rachel says:

    Absolutely beautiful.
    That is a fantastic haiku and message!

  8. Melissa says:

    Great job! I need to remember this today as there is someone in my life who is making it very difficult to love them.

  9. Jennifer says:

    Good reminders. All of them. Great haiku!

  10. Kathryn says:

    “all you need is love…”
    Thanks for a beautiful haiku!

  11. Joyce says:

    THANK YOU, Rachel, Melissa, Jennifer, AFF, and Kathryn. 😀