The Calculus of Love

On the right side of zero,
Is the Positive One,
The one you hate,
With whom, you cannot relate,
The one you shut out,
Out, from your mind and heart.

I am the One,
On the right side of Love,
Resonating in Love,
As you dissonate in hatred,
With the pride of your craft,
And, the conceit of your heart.

I am the One,
On the wrong side of your evil,
Who suffers your expediency,
And squirms as you lie,
Who suffers rationalized tyranny,
And will continue to defy.

In a finite life, I am,
On the wrong side of privilege,
You fill my day with sorrow and strife,
You stifle my spirit and steal my joy,
You realize, there is nowhere to bank it,
Except, with the father of lies.

On the right side of eternity,
I am One,
Brimming with humility,
Bubbling with Love,
In the midst of the redeemed,
In the presence of God’s Mercy and Love.

Rising above the line that divides,
Good from Evil and Evil from Good,
Is the Indivisible One,
The One who nullifies Evil,
And the derivatives of Fear: Evil, Sorrow and Strife,
Integrating all with Love, Mercy and Compassion.

Rising above this finite existence,
Is the Infinite One,
The perfect Holiness and Loving goodness,
Uniting in Love, and in Merciful Grace,
Whose Love in perfect amplitude,
Brings all into a holy harmonious perfectitude.





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Gye Nyame Meaning: "Except God" Symbol of the omnipotence and the omnipresence of God. (Fear no one, except God.) From the Akan of Ghana
Gye Nyame Meaning: “Except God” Symbol of the omnipotence and the omnipresence of God. (Fear no one, except God.) From the Akan of Ghana



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Author: Charlie Bottle

Charlie Bottle's passion is poetry. He has lived on three continents, speaks five languages and loves different cultures, people, music and food. He believes that "Poetry uses the economy of words to express the essence of our humanity." It is this magical use of brevity to express the profound that drew him to poetry. While his professional and personal life has pulled him in different directions, He continues in his discipleship of the craft and writes whenever the muse moves him. While English is his second language it is the language in which he lives, breathes, thinks and writes poetry.