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Does true love exist????????

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Local Rebel
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25 posted 07-31-2001 09:10 PM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Local Rebel

Anything worth having requires work which usually translates into struggle, pain, sacrifice, and sometimes frustration.

I see too many people anymore who shrink away from the first obstacle they encounter and just give up and go looking for something easy.

Love isn't easy -- but it's worth the effort!

[This message has been edited by Local Rebel (edited 07-31-2001).]

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26 posted 08-01-2001 01:11 PM       View Profile for Allysa   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Allysa

True love exhists.  It sucks sometimes, but it exhists.  I've thought I've been in love before, true love, but it wasn't.  True love is letting go.  And I hate that phrase.

Someone once taught me that it doesn't matter what other people think of you as long as you like yourself.  That's what I live by.

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27 posted 08-23-2001 10:51 AM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

Yes, true love does exist.  One factor that I think people overlook is truly taking the time to get to know one another first.  It's almost as if they expect that clap of thunder and lightning strike from the very beginning.  Perhaps some people do.  With me and my husband (we just got married 12 days ago!), it was a slow, steady progress.  A warm, gentle rain that gradually increased in intensity until a full scale storm was raging within us both.  When we exchanged our wedding vows, I completely broke down and sobbed when I said "You are my best friend and I love you."  My husband is many things to me, fulfilling many needs.  The most important role he plays is that of my best friend.  He is the one I can turn to with any problem, he gives me support and unconditional love.  Together, we have faced many hurdles.  A lot of them would've torn other couples apart.  Instead, they have brought us closer.  

I think what gets in the way of some people's quest for true love is that they put up with things in a lover that they wouldn't tolerate in a friend.  Why lower the standards for a partner? As a general rule, we expect our friends to be trustworthy, honest, to show respect for us, to comfort us when we are hurting, etc.  And yet, many will date a person they describe as being "cold, sneaky, mean spirited" etc.  Why?  Better yet to fall in love with your best friend: the one who knows all your ugly little secrets and loves you anyway, the one who can laugh with you over life's little (and not so little) mishaps, the one who has seen you at your worst and still thinks you are beautiful.  

Love as a gift?  Yes it is.  It's one that I've always given reluctantly. I have a problem with allowing myself to be vulnerable, to admit to needing anybody.  There have only been 3 people (my husband and two children) that I've been able to love completely, without holding back.  When you give completely of yourself to another, the rewards are great.
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28 posted 08-23-2001 12:48 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

Tara. . . I'm glad that you saw this and answered it. . .

I would say that if anyone doubts that true love does exist. . . they only need read what you've said above. . . and yes, it's not easy. . . and yes, it always doesn't work. . . but. . . you can't give up hope. . . you can't stop dreaming. . . you can't stop looking. . . and you have to never settle. . .

Thanks. . .

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29 posted 08-26-2001 06:37 PM       View Profile for TunaKaHuna   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for TunaKaHuna

True love is out there, though many people dont exsperience it. I know for one that it is out there, I am waiting for cupid to get off his lunch break. I wont give up, I cant let myself be disappointed if true love isnt out there...somewhere.
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30 posted 08-27-2001 08:59 PM       View Profile for Moon Dust   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Moon Dust

I've only experince love once out of a lot of people I've been out with. And although I knew it was true love, it doesn't mean I won't find it again in somebody else.

You don't have a choice to die but you do have a choice how you meet it.

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31 posted 09-02-2001 11:41 PM       View Profile for ShadowLost   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ShadowLost

Loving the unloveable.  That is unconditional love.  Doing what is right for another.  That is unconditional love.  Not doing something selfish for yourself because of your love for someone.  That is unconditional love.  

Just some things I was thinking about.

Still pondering this subject....day after day.
~ShadowLost~

...and now these three things remain: faith, hope and love.  But, the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13.13

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32 posted 12-03-2001 02:50 PM       View Profile for ShadowLost   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ShadowLost

I was thinking again.....Love should not be given to those that only love us but to everyone.  We should not love and expect that love to be returned.  God loves us unconditionally and do we return our love to him????  Do we only love a person when they are always nice to us??? God is always nice and wants us to have the best but we don't even treat him right.  But, when it comes to other people it's easy for us to love someone who loves us but, to truly love is to love those that hate us and say bad things about us, and do not treat us fairly.  Do good to all those around us expecting and hoping for nothing in return.  And when you give don't give away things only because, you don't need or use something anymore but give away other things too.  Give up something of yours so someone else can have something.  Have you ever seen the joy on someone's face when you do this???
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...and now these three things remain: faith, hope and love.  But, the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13.13

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33 posted 12-03-2001 03:08 PM       View Profile for ShadowLost   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ShadowLost

Do we treat those around us and closest to us with actual true and unconditonal love or are we truly selfish.  How often do you look at yourself honestly without your blinders of denial on????  I look around and see us all stepping on other peoples toes, being lazy at the store because you think you should have the best and closest parking space while you hold up traffic behind you waiting ten minutes for the person who's spot you want is putting groceries in their car when you could have already been parked another 20 feet away and been in the store already.  Then the other people usually women over the age of 35 who think they just need the cart with the child seats in it to put her giant sized purse in....if only she'd open her eyes and see there is a very limited number of those kinds of carts for people with children and decide that she can do without and get another cart.  LOL....I can see I'm atop a soapbox. Sorry!!!!!  
~ShadowLost~

...and now these three things remain: faith, hope and love.  But, the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13.13

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34 posted 12-04-2001 06:48 AM       View Profile for catalinamoon   Email catalinamoon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit catalinamoon's Home Page   View IP for catalinamoon

Hey, since you renewed this topic, I want to put another 2 cents in, ok? Since June when I first answered it, someone renewed a past love in me that I thought was finishd. He instigiated another meetng, and he then broke my heart exactly as he had the year before. From this xperience, I am both more ad less cynical. I see that though we are evidently not "Right" for eachother, the factthat I cold stil lve him and give him another chance after how badly he had hurt me the first time, akes me believe I did ave trueloe for him. And now, two months after what appears to be a final breakup, I still feel love for him, and no anger(except on the occasional bad day)
So, I guess I believe in true love,I just don't know if I believe it wil ever come come in the way that I would give it.
As for the women over 35..careful there, we are many...LOL I have never once used one of those big carts..unless my 3 granddaughers were with me.
But I can get right up on the soapbox with you for about a hundred other issues, anytime you want comany.. One of my big ones is that pregnant woman,and especially a women with more than one small child,should be able to park in handcapped spaces. Where I live, these are almost always empty, as there are a lot of them, and yet I watch my daughter try to get 3 kids under 5 into the store without any calamity, through the huge parking lot.
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35 posted 12-04-2001 06:55 AM       View Profile for Fee   Email Fee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Fee

Welcome, You definately have touched on a good one here.

Honestly, I do not know if true love exists.

Personally I belive that I was inlove with the idea of being inlove, and that alone created an illusion of what real love is.

Some people are lucky enough to have met their believed true love and that was it, they are still with them now.

Others have been fortunate enough to meet what they believe to be true love and are content.

I think that Love is what you make it, and how it lasts and what it means to you, is an individual experience and only "you" will know when it feels right for you.

Never give up on the belief of true love.

Hugs Fee

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36 posted 12-04-2001 12:59 PM       View Profile for ShadowLost   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ShadowLost

That would be great if pregnant women with other children should be allowed to park in a handicap spot.  That is one example of one exception....another exception would be those older folks who have a difficult time walking, they should wait for closer parking spots.  But, the rest of us lazy people need to take others into consideration.  

I'm not sure what true love is anymore.  I know that true love comes from our God above.  He sacrificed his son to pay the price for our sins.  But, other than that....as others have said above.  Humans are capable of unconditional love but mess it all up.

~ShadowLost~

...and now these three things remain: faith, hope and love.  But, the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13.13

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37 posted 12-25-2001 08:15 PM       View Profile for Tony Di Bart   Email Tony Di Bart   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tony Di Bart

Yes I believe.  True Love does exist in my life.  Yes folks I have true love! As rare as you may all think it to be it is not... True Love only requires one thing of it and that is that you believe in it.  Without this belief it will definitely not exist.

Henry Ford said " Whether you beleive you can or you beleive you can't your probably right"

I am single, but never for one moment do I doubt that there is no true love in my life.

  
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38 posted 12-26-2001 06:49 PM       View Profile for RosePetal   Email RosePetal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RosePetal

Hi!! Welcome to poetry land! I believe that true love exists but you will go through many lovers before you find that special one! I am still searching for mr right but I am sure he is out there somewhere.
Don't worry, true love will be yours soon enough, most likely when you least expect it.
good luck and welcome to passions!!
RP
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39 posted 12-27-2001 09:47 PM       View Profile for Moon Dust   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Moon Dust

Ok I konw Ive already posted but I have a bit more experiance now true love is hard to find because everyone just thinks its a strange feeling they get. But true love is the whole package or even love. To find true love you have to love the the person for what they like and even more what they dont like. To admire them for the good things about them and still love them in spite of their bad points. To accept a person the way they are. Love is still liking them after you have got to know them. And I think i'm falling in love for real this time.

I breathe the dust, the dust is me.

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40 posted 01-22-2002 04:07 PM       View Profile for mauddib   Email mauddib   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for mauddib

I believe anything imaginable is possible.
I believe that nothing exists without its opposite.
I look around at this crazy world and the evil that men do.
Our propensity for evil is only matched by our propensity for good.
As much as we can hate is as much as we can love.
There is a lot of hate in the world therefore love is there, somewhere.
What is love?
Vulnerable.
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41 posted 01-22-2002 10:43 PM       View Profile for Dee   Email Dee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dee

Have you ever felt the loss of a love you believed would last forever and ever???  Something you believed to be everything you'd ever dreamt of????  Gradually you were let down by one thing or another, realizing you never had their love and definately not their heart???

Sadly, yes.
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42 posted 01-29-2002 04:41 PM       View Profile for ShadowLost   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ShadowLost

Of course I've been thinking again.  Life is about relationships and unconditional love.  The relationships we have Jesus Christ, God, family, friends, and yes even strangers.  If everyone loved everyone else unselfishly we would be living in a very different world.  To love someone is to love everything about them. The good and the bad.  I Corinthians 13.  Love is Patient, Love is Kind......  You all should read it.  The world isn't supposed to be about "ME" as in the "ME" generation.  We as a society step on everybody elses toes, hurt others feelings to get what we want.  It's sad.  I'm just letting my feelings out again.  That's all!!!

Hoping to completely realize what makes this world turn and turn.  Is it love???

~ShadowLost~

...and now these three things remain: faith, hope and love.  But, the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13.13

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43 posted 05-11-2002 04:38 PM       View Profile for The Lonely Stranger   Email The Lonely Stranger   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for The Lonely Stranger

You want true love .... I suggest a dog. They are always happy to see you ..... always ready to cuddle and will NEVER say "we need to talk"

No one ever listened themselves into trouble.

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44 posted 05-14-2002 03:58 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

Yep!

She said burn ... together.
-TON

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45 posted 05-15-2002 07:41 PM       View Profile for Madame Chipmunk   Email Madame Chipmunk   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Madame Chipmunk's Home Page   View IP for Madame Chipmunk

Yes...it definitely exists, and if you want it...you will find it...
but the trick is that you have to forget that you're looking for it and let it find you.
True love has found me twice...
I met my first husband in college and married him right after graduation.  We were married for 34 wonderful years and had 2 sons and a grandaughter.  Sadly, he died of cancer 3 years ago.

I never thought I would find true love again, but then I met David at an online dating service, 13 months after my first husband died.  I thought we were only going to be friends and just go to dinner and the movies once in a while.  But when we met in person, it turned out to be love at first sight for both of us.  We were married this past October.

So, yes...it does exist, but you have to believe in it but not be looking for it.

Lyra

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46 posted 05-16-2002 07:15 PM       View Profile for ambermize   Email ambermize   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ambermize

I used to think that love made a person who they were. I know that often when you think you are in love, you overlook all the bad things that happen just becuase you dont want to be let down agian. It is a strange feeling becuase all you do is set yourself up for a dissapointment. The things we do to ourselves huh?
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47 posted 05-19-2002 05:25 AM       View Profile for MIdsummerRain   Email MIdsummerRain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for MIdsummerRain

:::NoDs::: "I don't know when I got bitter, but love is surely better when its gone" - Tonic

The strands in your eyes
That color them wonderful
Stop me & steal my breath...

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