The Literary Works of Dr. Jane Penelope Johnson


In a quiet moment
I pondered
“Is it better to
have loved and lost
than never to have
loved at all?”
I have known love
and loss
Loss swept through
and over me, dark
cold and painful
I could hardly breathe
Love felt warm and
wondrous, safe, hugged
smothered in strong arms
and babies’ kisses
Imagine to have never loved
Would I be?
Which is better?
If loss engulfed me
or I drowned in tears
Without love, I couldn’t
Thinking it through
This is the best gift
I can give