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Tracking Down Love

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Echo Rhayne
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0 posted 01-19-2000 02:28 AM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Echo Rhayne

What if the heart is not where love resides?
Perhaps it lives elsewhere.  What if love abides
in some unsuspected organ, artery or tissue?
Some secret place from which our feelings issue.

For all we know, the hearts a Hallmark hustle,
it may be nothing more than merely pump or muscle.
An arbitrary symbol, selected wouldn't you know it,
by some befuddled lover, who called himself a poet.

Why not a wisdom tooth, it too contains no brain?
And like the heart, it sometimes throbs with pain.
As does the human ear, whose hurt we may mistake.
Was it an infection, or was it love's sweet ache?

What if love is found in our armpits or big toes.
Places you can tickle with a thorny red, red rose.
Or could it be reflected in the eye of a beholder?
Hey, I'm only guessing, can I be getting colder?

Ah well, the heart will do as well as any other sign,
it's been used for years and years on every Valentine.
But I know that love's alive in a kennel that encloses,
a hound with floppy ears, and the coldest of wet noses.



 ~*~ ^i^ ~*~ Love is such a lonely art, and death is but a taste.  Minds are merely instruments that often go to waste! ~*~ ^i^ ~*~




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hoot_owl_rn
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1 posted 01-19-2000 02:43 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

"But I know that love's alive in a kennel that encloses,
a hound with floppy ears, and the coldest of wet noses"

Oh...I love it  
Saxoness
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2 posted 01-19-2000 03:02 AM       View Profile for Saxoness   Email Saxoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Saxoness

I love it! especially the last stanza...

 "Glory remains unaware of my neglected dwelling where alone
I sing my tearful song which has charms only for me."

-Charles Brugnot

First__Knight
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3 posted 01-19-2000 05:56 AM       View Profile for First__Knight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for First__Knight

Now I miss my DOG  (  Sniff sniff.

Great....I like this..  

 Drive it like you stole it...LOL And another thing...When I rev my engine I want people to think the world is coming to a end....hehehe

whiskey
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4 posted 01-19-2000 09:02 AM       View Profile for whiskey   Email whiskey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit whiskey's Home Page   View IP for whiskey

Great poem, Its my dogs birthday today, Hes so special to me, Thanks for the read  
RainbowGirl
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5 posted 01-19-2000 12:09 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Well in this case it belongs to a cat but the feeling is just the same...*g*

HUGS

 Don't ask me where I'm going, just listen when I'm gone and far away you'll hear me singing softly to the dawn.

Justbleu
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6 posted 01-19-2000 12:13 PM       View Profile for Justbleu   Email Justbleu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Justbleu's Home Page   View IP for Justbleu

Echo this is great....loved it!!!

Take Care
Bridgette
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7 posted 01-19-2000 12:19 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

What a neat poem! You surprised me a bit with the light"heart"edness of the last two lines. Very well written, Echo, in every way!

Claire
Echo Rhayne
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8 posted 01-19-2000 05:50 PM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

Glad you all liked it    It's amazing what you can come up with when you are extremely bored and the house is noisy LoL


 ~*~ ^i^ ~*~ Love is such a lonely art, and death is but a taste. Minds are merely instruments that often go to waste! ~*~ ^i^ ~*~


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