You look at me

and see

my flaws;

I look at you

and see flaws, too.

Those who love,

know love

deserves

a second glance;

each failure serves

another chance.

Love looks to see

beyond the scars

and flaws

the cause;

and scars become

an honorable badge

of battles fought

and won—

(or lost) but fought!

The product,

not the cost,

is what love sought.

God help us see

beyond the now

to the before,

and note with tenderness

what lies between

—and love the more!