The Invention of Love®

by Mark D. Stucky

When did God invent love?
Does God still hold the patent?
If patent protection expired,
is love now public domain?

How could love condense
from seething plasma
spawned by a Big Bang?

Genesis describes creation,
but how could elusive love
emerge from clay creations?

Although verses proclaim God loves us,
did love exist before humans did?
Were feelings of love present between
the Trinity’s different Persons?
When humans did appear,
was love created just for us?
Or were humans formed in order
to be loved with divine passion?

The answers I would love to know.

(Love® is a registered trademark of God.
All divine rights are unreservedly given.)

Mark D. Stucky has degrees in religious studies, pastoral ministry, and communications. After being a pastor, he became a technical and freelance writer. In his day job, he’s documented technology products (ranging from building automation to satellite communications). In free time, he’s written articles, stories, and poems on a variety of (usually spiritual) topics. For more writings, see

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    The image accompanying the poem represents invention (the light bulb) and creation (the galaxy and stars inside). See a larger image by clicking the image below:


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