Fire and ice

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Luis is a young man in his early twenties who first came to the Abbey as a child with his mother many years ago. This is part of a series of writings he is working on as he searches for the meaning of love.

Flames of Strife,
Ice of stagnation,
Both powerful forces,
Causing much havoc

Inferno burns skin,
Anger causing hatred,
Frustration causing misunderstanding,
Possessiveness causing jealousy

Blizzard chills bone,
Fear causing paralysis,
Distrust causing secrecy
Panic causing avoidance

Water in center,
Reflecting true understanding,
Consolidates both together,
Bringing steam forth

As steam dissipates,
Water is left,
With encompassing forgiveness,
Love takes form

Featured image photos by Steven Bochniewicz and Arthur A.

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