| June 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

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The Irony of finding the world’s most beautiful plant growing through a small crack of concrete.

LOVE: God’s greatest gift to humanity. When you’re in a love state of mind , the sun shines brighter as a smile seems effortless. The inevitable pressures and stresses in life seems tolerable as the chemicals of love acts as an impenetrable shield around your heart.

However the down side of love is when one is in a love state one is at its most vulnerable state. Because to feel love one must open up one’s heart to let love enter. The amazing thing is Love can grow even in the most hardened conditions. But , one must open up one’s heart in order to feel the powerful gift of love. It is only then will love live , grow and flourish.

There has been many books , poems and scientific studies on love and the effects of love , but one work stands out more than the others.

The one work of art that has expressed the power of love like no other is the 1978 classic soul hit by Lenny Williams “Cause I Love You”

According to his song , the only way to feel love’s true power is to grow through experiencing a powerful break up. Only through a break up can one identify the feeling and appreciate the true powers that love brings. Thus making Heart break a breeding ground for love , just like ONE rose growing from concrete.

In the song Williams explains the power of love:

“You know, one time things got so bad until
I had to go to one of my friends and talk to him
And I told him, I said, “You know
I’m having problems with the woman that I love

It seems that I call her on the phone and I, I just can’t get her to answer
And then I went to her house and I saw a car parked in the driveway
I knocked on the door, but still my knocks went unanswered
And then I went home and I, I watched television until television went off

And then I played my records until I just didn’t want to hear them
Anymore and finally I went to bed
But I found myself waking up a few hours later
And the tears were running down my face” And my friend told me

He said, “Lenny, you just oughta forget about her”
But I told my friend, I said, “You know, maybe you’ve never been in love
Like I’ve been in love, and maybe you’ve never felt the things that I’ve felt”
But this is what I told my friend

I said, “You know, sometimes you get lonely
You get lonely, you get lonely”
Oh, oh, oh and I cry, I cry
Oh, oh, oh

And the tears would fill up in the wells, in the wells of my eyes, oh baby
And then it got so bad, it got so bad
Till one time I thought I’d roll myself up in a big ol’ ball and die.”

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Darnell Moore has extensively studied music and urban culture both academically and professionally for over 20 years. His writings and posts have appeared in many major urban publications. Moore is the founder and creator of Memoirs of an Urban Gentleman. Contact him , or

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