Love’s Words

  I am a big fan of Mr. Princewill’s work. I posted an excerpt from his previous work – Memoirs of Love here. His new release; “Pale Echoes” is even more awesome. Here’s an excerpt from it –  a poem. It’s titled “Love’s Words”.  If you like the poem below, download Pale Echoes.

Why do you call your beloved “honey”?

Is it just another metaphor?

Or is it because the one you love

Is sweet to you, sweeter than words indeed?

Why do you call him “sweetheart”?

Is it just an old cliché?

Or is it because your love

Has engulfed his heart and soul

And you are the sole benefactor

Of that beautiful love?

Why do you call her “baby”?

Is it because you heard the word

In the lyrics of your favorite love song?

Or because she is so precious and divine in your very eyes

That even the slightest sneeze

Invokes your undivided attention?

Love fills our mouths with words and phrases

And touches our lips with incense and sweet fragrances

But to use those words without the required motion

Would be like trying to fly without wings.

It is never enough to speak

We must act, with fervor and resilience.

Let love animate you

To acts of sacrifice and true compassion

And you will see and experience beauty beyond

What words can utter or lips can sing.

So say the words

And live the action

And let love birth paradise

For you and the one you love.


  1. Omooba' Adetunji · December 1, 2015

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    Happy December.

    Thank you. 🙂

  2. Yemie · December 1, 2015

    This totally smarts and I agree there’s more to the art of loving than just uttering mere words! Action speaks louder than words and so, we should endeavor to do more after all said! Love is a verb and it finds its best ever expression in ‘doing’….showing! Perfect line these, pretty meaningful too! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Tony Michele · December 1, 2015

    Indeed. Like the song says; “…it’s all in what you do…”.

    Thanks for reading and commenting!

  4. KerryTosan · December 1, 2015

    His writing is soo beautiful.. I dl’d the memoirs of love now, thank you! Oh.. Merry Christmas ^.^

  5. Tony Michele · December 1, 2015

    Yes! And Pale Echoes too ;). Happy New Month Kerry!

  6. d_darkhorse · December 11, 2015

    … even the slightest sneeze invokes your undivided attention..

  7. Tony Michele · December 13, 2015

    🙂 thank you for reading and leaving a comment. Check out the book if/when you can. ✌🏾️

  8. Omotola · December 24, 2015

    “…Let love animate you
    To acts of sacrifice and true compassion”
    Great piece.

  9. Tony Michele · December 24, 2015

    Indeed. 😃 You commented. Thank you!

    Check out the book of/when you can. ✌🏾️

  10. Omotola · December 24, 2015

    Out the box? On your blog?

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