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I'D RATHER BE LOVED
by Tom Zart
10/22/08
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I'D RATHER BE LOVED


Humans have always had their need for love
Long before they could calculate the year.
Painting on the walls of caves and tombs
Stories of accomplishment, conquest and fear.

Life is a constant contest of struggle
Plagued by greed, love, war, work and debate.
Between all we love; those we tolerate
And some we can't help but hate.

I'd rather be loved and love in return
Then have a rich man's gold piled high.
Id rather be loved by someone worthy
With honor, compassion and no need to lie.

I'd rather be loved then be crowned a king
Of a vast empire of power and domain.
I'd rather be loved and never forgotten
Not alone, overwhelmed, and ashamed.

I'd rather be loved for my unselfish behavior
Eager to protect, provide and preserve.
I'd rather be loved for staying resolute
To my commitment to love and to serve.

I'd rather be loved for my awareness of duty
More then anything life can bestow me.
I'd rather be loved and receive God's grace
As I lay down my life before Thee.


By Tom Zart
Most Published Poet
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Darna Bedwell Gutter 17 Jan 2009
Thank you for sharing this lovely poem Mr. Zart. I love the title. Thank you for your military comittments to keep us free. The Lord Bless You.




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