Love?

A Poem By Clare Marie // 8/20/2011

 Hi everyone. :)  Sorry I've been gone.  But I'm back, hopefully for a while....

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What is love?

 

It is not enough to be understanding --

Love is a soul to soul choice

That goes beyond comprehension.

 

It is not enough to be passionate --

This involves the senses

Which shift and melt with the seasons

And have nothing to do with the heart.

 

It is not enough to be tolerant -- 

A person is known by his works

And must be urged on to higher goals.

 

It is not enough to be blissful --

For joy is found in enduring trials

And suffering is possible through forgiveness.

 

It is not enough to pray for better days --

Love is finding balance between good and evil

So that each day is brightened with the same hope

Because you are the answer to your own prayer.

 

It is not enough to be at peace --

We must be in harmony with each other

For then we can, without fearful reserve,

Share our beliefs with each other

And then we can find the truth.

Comments

Welcome back, Clare Marie!

And this poem was excellent. Very thoughtful, and beautiful too.

I'm glad to see you back--I've missed reading your writing! *hug*

Mary | Sat, 08/20/2011

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Brother: Your character should drive a motorcycle.
Me: He can't. He's in the wilderness.
Brother: Then make it a four-wheel-drive motorcycle!

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Nice job, Clare, and welcome back! I've missed you! This is a nicely thought out poem. The points you made about love were very good. I love you!!!!

Elizabeth | Sat, 08/20/2011

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The Holy Spirit is the quiet guest of our soul." -St. Augustine

You're back!!!

Yeah!!! You're back!!! I really liked this poem, it's so orderly and profound.

Bernadette | Mon, 08/22/2011

The first three stanzas were

The first three stanzas were my favorite. Welcome back!

Anna | Wed, 08/24/2011

I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right. --The Book Thief

 Thanks, everyone. :)

 Thanks, everyone. :)

Clare Marie | Sat, 08/27/2011

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"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve." -Bilbo Baggins [The Lord of the Rings]

 Thanks, everyone. :)

 Thanks, everyone. :)

Clare Marie | Sat, 08/27/2011

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"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve." -Bilbo Baggins [The Lord of the Rings]

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