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Lori Grosser Rhoden
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since 10-10-2009
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Fair to middlin'


0 posted 01-28-2017 08:30 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden


Love gets down and dirty
into the nitty-gritty of things.
It rolls up its sleeves
and does what needs doing.
Love makes commitments
without losing sleep.
It leans hard into the future
with its actions of today.
Love rallies round reality
ignoring superficial circumstance
It sees beyond outcomes
to the heart of the intentions.
It tolerates tempers
and all sorts of stupid.
Love hold its tongue
and anger at bay.
It takes a gander at the grotesque
without batting an eye..
Love stimulates healing and growth
even in hard core cases.
It can fill you until
you feel light as a feather.
Love gets down and dirty
there is nothing better.

© Copyright 2017 Lori Grosser Rhoden - All Rights Reserved
JerryPat2
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since 02-06-2011
Posts 15908
South Louisiana


1 posted 01-28-2017 08:57 AM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Yes, my friend, Lori, love is all of those things.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

jjote
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since 12-25-2002
Posts 1030
Ontario, Canada


2 posted 01-28-2017 11:57 AM       View Profile for jjote   Email jjote   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jjote

You got it down right, Lori. Reminds me of this:
"how do I love thee? Let me count the ways..."
you centainly counted them and more. Love is patient, love is kind, love bears and waits for all things...
BluesSerenade
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since 10-23-2001
Posts 10491
By the Seaside


3 posted 01-29-2017 12:46 AM       View Profile for BluesSerenade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BluesSerenade

Real love is like that. You've got spunk and style Lori, not to mention a whole lot of class.
tracie66
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since 01-18-2000
Posts 4742
Australia


4 posted 01-29-2017 04:32 AM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

Bravo Lori, loved this <3

Love is the life of the soul...
It is the harmony of the universe
                         W. E. Channing

BluesSerenade
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By the Seaside


5 posted 03-07-2017 07:47 PM       View Profile for BluesSerenade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BluesSerenade

Miss your poetry, Lori.  Hope you are well.
P.U Stinkenbaum
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A Not So Stealthy Bomber


6 posted 03-09-2017 02:38 AM       View Profile for P.U Stinkenbaum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for P.U Stinkenbaum

After reading, I said "hey! I could have written that"! I'm in touch with myself too as you are clearly are with yourself.

Pass the Glade if you're going to do that here...please!
JL
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since 04-01-2004
Posts 6134
Texas, USA


7 posted 03-11-2017 06:06 AM       View Profile for JL   Email JL   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JL

"ignoring superficial circumstance
It sees beyond outcomes
to the heart of the intentions.
It tolerates tempers
and all sorts of stupid.
Love hold its tongue
and anger at bay."

Lori,
Love these lines, one at a time and as a verse.
Great with my first cup of coffee this morning.

JL

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul,and with all your mind. Love your neighbor as yourself.
Maranatha!

Daddy Goose38
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since 09-04-2010
Posts 415
obama's a rice paper tiger


8 posted 03-15-2017 07:04 AM       View Profile for Daddy Goose38   Email Daddy Goose38   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Daddy Goose38

Wow Lori!!!
jwesley
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since 04-30-2000
Posts 7130
Texas . . .


9 posted 05-20-2017 10:36 PM       View Profile for jwesley   Email jwesley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jwesley

Wow, I missed this huh - more likely I just plumb forgot I saw it before I could respond.
My excuse? - well, I was so deeply involved in this thing called "Love", I just totally forgot to take care of other things - - - heh, heh.


Loved (no pun) it my friend.

j.
Poet In Pink
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Posts 66
MI


10 posted 05-21-2017 02:56 PM       View Profile for Poet In Pink   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet In Pink

Hi Lori Yes love is that and so much more! It is unconditional in all things forever ~ Thanks for the share ~ Much enjoyed ~ Alana
JamesMichael
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since 11-16-1999
Posts 33569
Kapolei, Hawaii, USA


11 posted 05-23-2017 08:59 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Fabulous thoughts...james
 
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