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Nan
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GIVE AND GIVE

Is true love really "give and take"?
I think that's just a ruse.
To me it seems when this is so
Imbalance is the rule.
Concessions dos't the giver make
The taker covets fare
Love's cast awry before you know
You just forgot to share.
So be apprised, there's much at stake
In years you've yet to live
The only way true love shall grow
Is if it's "give and give".




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Nay, if our wits run the Wild-Goose chase, I am done:
For thou hast more of the Wild-Goose in one of thy wits,
Than I am sure I have in my whole five.
~ 1592 Wm. Shakespeare ~ Romeo & Juliet ~ ii. iv. 75

© Copyright 1999 Nancy Ness - All Rights Reserved
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Well stated Nan! You've summed it up well!
Lucie
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Oh Nan! I loved this one.. It reminds me of something my brother had written on his placemats at his wedding.. marriage is not 50/50 cause thats only half as much as you can give. That was his 2nd he's on his 4th.. guess he should have taken his own advise..hahahhaha.

[This message has been edited by Lucie (edited 09-04-99).]
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Nancy, this is a outstanding poem.
One of my favorites of yours
Denise
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Beautiful, Nan, a reminder that we all need from time to time!!

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Denise
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Nan,
So true, so true.
Like me and me
And you and you.
Christopher
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Well stated Nan, I only wish more people would understand the necessity of compromise.!
Two smiles up again!
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Nan,such a wonderful poem,and so very true. Thanks for sharing
Michael
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Nan,
I know you're a teacher but this is the one lesson so many people never learn. Indeed, true love NEVER stops giving.
Sadly, though, some would take advantage of just that fact - and so for others, true love NEVER stops hurting either {making loving at all after the fact a near impossibility}.
Give if you can, some of us can only wish to.


Michael
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A most wonderful posting Nan and a message that is so true

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"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald
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Nan: I sometimes think that saying "I love you", seems pretty to some people...I'd rather have someone show me they love me by deed and thought ..long time back now I posted some thoughts some place on this subject and said that if you can say "I trust you", to me that's far more powerful...how many people can really say that and mean it?

Just my thoughts...

HUGS

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You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.


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A wonderful poem, my friend. Unfortunately it reminded me of a poem I wrote called "Nothing Left to Give".... I need to find that one...

Idealistically, you speak the truth here. I identify with what Michael said.

-dp
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Excellent! The idea of a relationship based on 'give and give' is wonderful. Finding that relationship is difficult though... it would be wonderful if the 'takers' married each other and left all the 'givers' to the rest of us!

(Perhaps we should start a new forum - Personal Ad Forum - Lonely Hearts Club for Poets!?)
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Beautiful, Nan, a message for the world; the trouble is that the takers don't understand what you are talking about, and the givers just go on giving.
Nan
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Thanks, my dear friends...

Hey Sue - You're absolutely right!! I'm alone at the moment because I don't want to deal with another taker..... nope - nada - not gonna happen..
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AMEN! Unfortunately, due to our charming natures it's easier said than done. Loved the poem!
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I agree, Nan-true love needs "give and give". With both doing the giving.

Doreen, I'd love to see your poem. Hope you find it. Was it in the first forum?

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*Elizabeth*

"Dwelt a maid belov'd and cherish'd by high and low,
But with autumn leaf she perish'd, long time ago..."

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Nan - your words are very true but love is always blind and it is always to late when the giver finds that the receiver has hung up a long time ago.

He who lives only for himself is truly dead to others. - Publilius Syrus
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Hmmm..'give & give'..What a noble idea..I wish it was much easier done than said..

A great poem indeed..

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"No one was ever ruined from without;
The final ruin comes from within.".....Amelia E. Barr


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Nan, your words are so very true...

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~onevoice~

"She looked at her life
like lines, never-ending,
constantly forming,
reforming and bending."


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Oh, Nan this is so very true!! I love your poem!!

Thank You!!

Justbleu

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"Never let anyone keep you from your dreams, follow your heart, be true to yourself, and if that special someone does to, go ahead, walk together side by side as one!!
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Superb!!



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Yes, I admit your general rule. That every poet is a fool:
But I myself may serve to show it. That every fool is not a poet.

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May giving be your boomerang...

missed this one the first time, Nan, am going through the newest of the archives before midnight strikes!

Well done, Lady!
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I am awed by this poem, to say it was written with such talent. You have been posting more and more lately, attributing with the principle of "give and give", and that is a very good thing. My opinion however, is that an imbalance is what makes the world interesting at times. For a friend like that who would give without thought for recompensation, I would give all the gold in the world.
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Sunshine- Thanks for bringing this back. You've found a true gem in the hoard.
 
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