Love like a river
Flowing through and around,
Caring little for those who are caught in its flood,
Tossing the strongest like leaves on the wind,
Tumbling recklessly all in its path.

Nothing can stop it.
It laughs at our efforts.
I am inevitable: Love conquers all.
Tell that to the man who has swum in its currents,
Battered and weary and chilled to the bone.

Close your ears. Shut your eyes.
Lock the door. Stop the world.
Forget for now. Today can wait.
Leave with hope and smile for me.