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Poet deVine
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0 posted 12-29-2000 08:23 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

I have a couple of questions for you. First though, I would like to know if you would allow us to use whatever you say in this thread in the Valentine's issue of the newsletter? We can quote with or without your name...

1. How do you know when you're in love?

2. Tell us how you met your 'true love'(in 25 words or less.)

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1 posted 12-29-2000 01:25 PM       View Profile for Irish Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irish Rose

Yes you may

1) when you lose your appetite and begin to lose weight!

2) this one is going to take some time to answer, not sure I back. ok?

"Every man dies.
Not every man truly lives."


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2 posted 12-29-2000 01:53 PM       View Profile for Dopey Dope   Email Dopey Dope   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dopey Dope

I'll only answer #1

You know you're in love when you simply can't eat, drink, sleep, or just plain be unless it's with that person. Your emotions go completely out of wack and you start to forget all other people from the opposite sex. You want this ONE person....your one and only.....and will stop at nothing to get him/her........well unless she hits you with a frying pan....then run.

I was born myself, raised myself, and will continue to be myself. The world will just have to adjust.

I hate your socks. I'd like to burn them!

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3 posted 12-29-2000 02:24 PM       View Profile for Jannel   Email Jannel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jannel

#1 to be with them is true bliss and suddenly nothing else matters. and you can lay with them and never want to sleep because you just want to see them every moment. and you can just kiss them and be happy.

#2 he was a last minute date to a party. and it was perfect. and he brought me daisies. that sealed it. daisies. *sigh*
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4 posted 12-29-2000 05:46 PM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

if you really WANT to.. lol...
you can use anything i say in the valentine's issue...
just don't use it against me...!!!

how do you know when you're in love?
you know because you know!!!!!'s all encompassing....'s all you think of....'s totality..... is your life.....'s everything..... live to love him.....
....every breath you take is Love....
....every poem you write is Love....
....every thought you think is Love... want to take away his pain.... want to know intricate details of his life
and share details of yours and you know you can do that, safely.... feel you trust another soul implicitely
with all of you...... can't wait to touch him again....
....everything he says makes you laugh, smile, cry, feel, BE..... want to laugh, cry, smile, feel
BE with him continually.....
....nothing comes close to the emotion;
it surpasses all emotions combined..... is as if you've been reborn.....
....the world makes more sense......
....colors are brighter, the air is cleaner,
you don't care if your checking account isn't in
and return phone calls, mail, work, food, grocery shopping... hehe..
it all can WAIT!...


..... he comes first...
.....his needs, desires, concerns are your top priority..... want to give everything you have
to him emotionally, physically, spiritually....


..and if i lose any more weight i'm going to have to run around in the shower to get wet... i can answer #2 right here but i won't!!   ... well that was less than 25 words... rofl.. i crack myself up sometimes.. *g

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5 posted 12-29-2000 10:08 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

when you write and write and write. . . and they're the only ones that are in the poems. . .

and part 2. . . wow. . . 25 words or less???  Ok. . .

well. . . she and I met many years ago in Northern Michigan. . . I wasn't looking for her, she was just there. . . it only lasted a year. . . but I'll always remember her. . .


That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

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6 posted 12-30-2000 12:21 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

You know your in love when you recognize someone you had never met, and he silences your voice, causes rapid heartbeats, and occupies your mind through an entire night.
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7 posted 12-30-2000 08:42 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

I guess each of us have a different definition and I can think of so many different ways to answer this and still feel that I couldn't possibly explain it so that someone else would ever understand..

How do you know:..Well, as the old saying goes - let me count the ways..

The feeling makes your heart expand so much that you think you'll burst but somehow it keeps expanding, evergrowing...

Understanding without words...

Knowledge just is...

They're in your space ...

When you find yourself grinning and then laughing at other people watching you grinning...LOL

When you want them to know the good; bad and the ugly and know it won't make any difference because they just reach out for your hand regardless...

When being apart is the freedom to be together...

When you realise you share the same sun and moon but from a different landscape...

When you know...

It takes but a moment and a lifetime to forget...
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8 posted 12-31-2000 11:29 PM       View Profile for A Romantic Heart   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for A Romantic Heart

1.You know your in love when the other person engulfs your entire life,every minute filled with thoughts of him,you have to see him everyday, hear his voice,he becomes your happiness, and he yours. You think of ways to make that person happy. He makes you see the world in different colors. He helps you to see yourself at the best you can be. Every day you wake-up with a smile knowing someone cares, someone wants you, needs you, misses you like no other. The world could be ending but you have eachother,you are still happy, you argue, you forgive, you break-up,but still you have to have contact,and through that, over any obstacle,through anything, your feelings, your love for him endures and is still there.You feel like you can't live, can't breathe, can't eat without this person. The person who completes you, is the other half to your whole...and knowing you could seach the world(internet)over and never find what you have found in him.Your pulse races when he e-mails,(knowing your greatest point of the day is to receive a call or e-mail from him).When he calls, your voice changes to happy,and you are happy to everyone you meet!
Knowing you would go through anything, even give your life for his if you had to do so...
this is true love, true sacrifice,for love is selfless....not selfish.The more you give, the more you let go, the deeper in love you are.
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9 posted 01-01-2001 08:09 PM       View Profile for Moon Dust   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Moon Dust


Love is ... Not getting any sleep and not minding one bit.

Love is ... A good plan for dieting you'll not eat a thing.

Love is ... Waking up in the morning with a smile on your face.

Love is ... Missing that someone and it anit been a day.

Love is ... Something that I can't describe.


Amongst all the words,
Surfing the waves together,
On internet waves.

Life has got to chnage,
Nothing stays the same,
Soon it will be time,
For me to move on.

[This message has been edited by Maria Byrne (edited 01-01-2001).]
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10 posted 01-01-2001 08:12 PM       View Profile for Moon Dust   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Moon Dust

oh and I forgot yep u can use it
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11 posted 01-02-2001 03:54 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

I don't know if this meets the criteria of "love of my life"--my life and my loving are not over yet (despite the rumors...grin) goes...

He was a writer, tending bar. I was a reader, wanting a drink. It should have been love at first sight. But somehow? It wasn't even sight at first sight. I barely glanced at him as I sat down at the bar. It was a Monday. One of THOSE Mondays. I barely muttered, "bloody mary, make her pink," as I unfolded my newspaper. It was a nice place, with a windowed view of passers-by...and I lit a cigarette, (you could still do that, then) and sighed as I organized my paper into my usual anal-retentive order of readng. He said nothing, but made my drink with proficiency, and set it before me, and briskley emptied two ashes from the tiny crystal tray provided. I pulled a twenty from my wallet and said, "Just keep the tab going, it's MONDAY." He snickered a bit, and I looked at him long enough to notice his little bow tie was tied crooked. Hmm. Not a clip-on.

It was just me and him, and he was self-conscious, and I "not-watched" him polish already clean glasses as he "did not watch" me read. I knew he was working himself up to ask something, but I tried to ignore him away. And then he did--he cleared his throat and asked, "Mind is I check out the Sport's section?"

I raised my eyebrows and in reply I said, "Excuse me? But if you will notice? I am reading THAT section just now." Then HE raised HIS eyebrows and said, "OH....just wanted to see the stats from the game."

It was Monday. The Saints had lost their Sunday game, and I happened to be checking the stats myself.

"When I am done with it?" I was a bit short with him. "I will GIVE it to you."

"It's a deal." He smiled. And I shrugged and return to the article.

"What did they say about that third quarter, anyway?"


"What about the third quarter?"

And thus began the argument that lasted for two years. He told me what he thought. I told him what I thought. He told me why I was stupid. And I responded most unpolitely, Until finally, I said,

"Look. Here's the Living Section. Now you take this and go read Dear Abby--DOWN THERE.
And I will fill out my damned bookie card here in peace, yes?"

"Yes ma'am." And he annoyed me by being too amused. So I read my stats, and marked my bets, but as I read, I couldn't help but notice that the coaches quotes, echoed what I had just argued with him. So I sneaked my highlighter out of my purse and made those satisfying high light lines across print that was almost word-for-word, what I had just said. I finished my drink and chomped my celery, and waved him back down.

"I'm done now. Let's switch."

"Another drink?"

"No. I'm fine." I was annoyed to see him smiling again. I paid the tab, and we swapped the print, and I went back to the office. I thought about him all afternoon, what the expression would be on his face, when he saw the high-lighted sections; and somehow, that pleased me that day.

At quitting time, I folded the Living Section into my purse. (I saved the crossword puzzles for the bus ride home.) I made the usual dash for the early bus and made it. I deposited my money and caught a bench seat, and with that sigh of relief, I pulled out my puzzles and a pen and opened up the page. And there to my astonishment--both puzzles, neatly and perfectly done, completely--IN INK.

I had to smile. I was in LOVE. I went back everyday, and a few more places with him thereafter. But that's the rest of the story.

But that is how serenity met the writer.
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12 posted 01-02-2001 05:33 PM       View Profile for Angel   Email Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Angel

Of course you can, but keeping it under 25 was tough  !

How do you know you're in love?
You just do
You're eyes lock and it hits you
Then you know
You know this is the person who
Loves you
Who makes your world go round
In circles
And you can't think of anything
Else at all
It's them and them alone
The one
You can't get out of your mind.
You know
You'll never be alone again in your life.

2.  Talking to a friend who happened to be with him.  Our eyes locked, I knew he was the only one I wanted.  The rest's history.


"Do you love me because I am beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me?"

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13 posted 01-02-2001 07:05 PM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

LOL!!! what a GREAT story, serenity..... completed crosswords in ink!!...i'd've been back, too....!!! ... that one's, one for the valentine issue for sure...

(where IS this guy? he still around? hehe... just curious...  ... a good bartender who can spell is quite a catch these days! *wink*)
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14 posted 01-03-2001 04:38 AM       View Profile for Ladycat   Email Ladycat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ladycat's Home Page   View IP for Ladycat

Yes, you can use it all.How did I know I was in love?

I knew it for years.  I was just waiting to make the right move or was I waiting for him to make the right moves.  anyway, I knew it from the first time that I looked into his eyes.  The first time that I heard his voice over the phone from Korea and it made my day seem brighter. (Yes, I'm talking about DW and yes we are still in love with each other)
I knew it from the first time that he sang to me.  From the first touch, to the first kiss, to the first time that we got married in the stars.  There were all in all alot of first times that I knew I was in love with him. Everytime better than the other.

How I met my true love?

Well, it was six years ago and I was watching tv on the couch when he was brought over by his girlfriend at the time.  We played some stupid video game together and we talked.  She left and we started to talk more deeply. More about ourselves. We feel into each other that night.  We became the best of friends and then after the girlfriend was gone and the drama ended we got to together only for him to have to leave for Korea.  I waited for him as he waited for me.  A love affair that standed the test of time. A love affair that is still standing the test of time.


Live in my world just once and you'll find yourself enraptured.

[This message has been edited by Ladycat (edited 01-03-2001).]
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15 posted 01-03-2001 04:45 AM       View Profile for Darquewing   Email Darquewing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Darquewing's Home Page   View IP for Darquewing

Yes, please use it.

How did I know that I was in love?

Ladycat wrote me a piece one day that blew my socks off.  She Looked into my eyes, heart and soul and saw me for me and not what others had told her about me. She felt me.  She understood me.  She loved me and only me and that is how I knew that she was going to be the one for me.

Thank you for showing me this link by the way Lady.

How did I meet my true love?
She doesn't remember all the times that I meet her before that I knew she was stunning. I saw her working her butt off in the mall one day when she was still in HS and working 20 miles from HS to get good grades and good money.  She became an inspiration of sorts. She smiled and winked at me in her flirtious way. She pulled her hair back and I got to see her eyes more clearly.  She was a beauty at first sight and I knew that I had to have her.

I hope that we work out better down the road, but if we don't I know that I will always have a good friend in her.


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16 posted 01-03-2001 04:58 AM       View Profile for Ladycat   Email Ladycat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ladycat's Home Page   View IP for Ladycat

You can use this one too..  I showed it to DW and I hope that ali gets to read this too.

How did I know I was in love?
Alicat hugged me one day and there was a shock that was sent through my body. A deep understanding of how my mind worked. I couldn't eat, sleep or think straight when he was with me.  He went out of his way to make me happy. That showed that he cared about me like no other.

How did I met my true love?
He was working at Hasting's in the mall when I was working at a little shop outside of Hasting's.  I saw him one day walk by with a mutual friend of our now that whistled at me when I bent over to get a bag.  He had a walk that reminded me of my favorite animal (the cat). Such a graceful movement.  He was just beautiful.

He still owns a special place in my heart to this day.


Live in my world just once and you'll find yourself enraptured.

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17 posted 01-03-2001 12:25 PM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

1. Well this isnt an easy thing to explain, and there really isnt a good explanation...Basically you just know, or thats how it was for Jesse and I.  For me, how I know is because every minute of every day he is always on my mind, he's the first person I want to talk to when I wake up and the first person I want to talk to before I go to sleep.  He's my best friend, the one I call to ask advice or to help with a problem.  When I am bored he is the only one I want to do anything with, even if its just to watch tv with me (somehow that makes it not so boring).  It's that constant warm feeling when we are together.  A bond that keeps us together that we ourselves can't even explain.  All in all, we just know!

2. We met at church in May of '96.  We became friends, then started dating.  We've been together ever since, and are getting married in July!

"The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction has to make sense."

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18 posted 01-03-2001 04:09 PM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

1. True love is when you would gladly give your life and eternal soul for just one kiss from that person

2. Well, I met my true love when he transfered to my school in 7th grade. I thought it was a crush then, but my love for him is still going strong, even though he doesn't feel the same for me.

(That's 40 words... sorry Sharon!)

"Where there is great love there are always miracles" -Cather
"Love heals everything, and love is all there is"- Zukav

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19 posted 01-03-2001 05:29 PM       View Profile for Nicole   Email Nicole   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Nicole

Of course you can! (although I tend to be waaaay too wordy!)  

1.  To me - true love is when you completely discover, and understand, the meaning of the word 'unconditional'.

2.  True love can be found in so many facets...

On Christmas morning when I was young, around 7 or 8, I believe - Our family was a little destitute, my father had to travel most of the mom was sitting in her little ratty armchair watching my brother and I open our few presents.  We saw that 'Santa' hadn't brought her any, so we gave the rest of ours to her.  I remember how good it felt to see the look on my mom's face, and I remember how she cried.  That's the true love of a child for their parent.

Tiny little hands, and small little round faces...that precious coo, and small yawns.  Falling asleep together on the couch at 3 in the morning, and waking up to check and make sure that little infant is .. real - and being amazed every time.  Putting every aspect of my life aside, for the happiness of my youngsters.  That is the true love of a parent for their child.

I opened my front door one evening, and looked into these incredible blue eyes - and was comfortable.  There were shared moments of ease, and safety - and laughter at our own inadequacies.  It was looking over and being stared at in an "I'm not going to quit 'till you smile back" kind of goofy lop-sided grin. It's about finding something to talk about in daily emails. That is the true love of a best friend.

It's all those moments, and so many more, where true love can be found.

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20 posted 01-03-2001 10:51 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

Yes you can put me in the newsletter !  

1. (a) When every (or nearly every) waking thought is about that person and you can't stop the thoughts, even though you try.
   (b) Everything is so much more beautiful (seen through the eyes of love) nature, children, laughter, music, artwork, paintings, poetry etc.
    (c)  And you do lose that weight!! LOL

2.  A boy in high school.  He still holds a special place in my heart.  We were linked then and still are and always will be.  it's bigger than we were... it was just there and it was wonderful.


*The heart of education is the education of the heart...*
~Isis~~Sovereign of the Spirit.

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21 posted 01-04-2001 01:49 AM       View Profile for StarrGazer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for StarrGazer

True Love….
If you laugh I want to be the reason you're laughing… if you're crying I want to make you smile…if you get lost I want to help you find your way… if you're scared I want to hold your hand…if you get lost I want to help you find your way … if you're hurt I want to soothe your pain… and if there is a forever I want that forever to be you and me      

...that is how i define true love, and how it makes me feel as well ... and it can be used in the newsletter if you so desire
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22 posted 01-04-2001 11:25 AM       View Profile for Dusk Treader   Email Dusk Treader   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dusk Treader

Feel free to use this in the newsletter if you find something interesting.

When you're in love you'll find that person constantly in your thoughts. Being in love is finding equality when things aren't equal because of understanding and a strong partnership. Love is sharing everything, with holding nothing. It's being unselfish. (I'm sure I could think of more...)

My first memory of my true love goes back two years ago to my ninth grade English class. I knew Krista from the internet, but I hadn't been around her too much... She gave her name and said something about herself and I didn't hear a word. I was lost in the sound of her voice, it was the most beautiful song I had ever heard, though it was only her "normal" (though it is anything but) speaking voice.

Abrahm Simons

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