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Love is not a Living Thing (JM Challenge, even though its a little old)

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PoeticKnight
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0 posted 04-14-2000 09:33 AM       View Profile for PoeticKnight   Email PoeticKnight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for PoeticKnight

Love is not a living thing
It is not born of moonlit night
It does not grow in sun's loving light
Not of Hope springing eternal;
Nor beauty personified,
Or time immortal

Love is not a tangible thing
Not to be felt as summer wind's kiss
Can't be granted with a hopeful wish
It is not the sun, the moon, the sky;
It is not a rose, or the light in your eyes

Love is not a living thing
Not of Hope springing eternal;
Nor beauty personified
Love is not a living thing
For living things have to die

(How's this for your challenge, JM? Can I use one of my older ones?)
© Copyright 2000 J.M. Landry - All Rights Reserved
Janet Marie
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1 posted 04-14-2000 10:27 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

Love is not a living thing
Not of Hope springing eternal;
Nor beauty personified
Love is not a living thing
For living things have to die
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Love is not a living thing?
I've not thought of it this way before.
How can it not be alive...
when it makes my heart soar?
And isnt it a breathing thing...
that allows my heart to sing?
Is it not of living molecules?
why does it make us all act like fools?
Does love not live and breathe?
this theory of yours is new to conceive.
Yet the more I read your words of grace..
the more a smile finds my face.
As always your words are true...
I long to be as wise as you.
Yes, living things in time must go,
but true love is eternal, this we know.
Love may not be a living thing...
but it is my everything.
True love does not die...it is here forever more...
How poetic & ironic then is the fact...
it is the one thing I would lay down & die for.
jm

*****
jer, you may use what ever poem you wish...
all your words are perfect...
and the last line of this one proves my point.
poetic perfection, you are.
I will have to think of a harder challenge for you...
this one was too easy (BIG SMILE)  *L*  
stalking you always,
your jm


 Well the sun sets gently on your shoulders
And it makes me want to touch you there.
And the light in your eyes makes me feel
Like there's something much better out there
Something kind...
And I know someday I might be looking around
Trying to find some purpose
Well purpose it can't be that hard to find
As long as I've got the wind...
The wind and your love to carry me.
vertical horizon


Denise
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2 posted 04-14-2000 10:50 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Fantastic, JML! Great ending too!

Denise
Janet Marie
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3 posted 04-15-2000 09:36 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

back to the top...
I can do this...its my challenge(smile)

stalking on the weekends
your jm

 Well the sun sets gently on your shoulders
And it makes me want to touch you there.
And the light in your eyes makes me feel
Like there's something much better out there
Something kind...
And I know someday I might be looking around
Trying to find some purpose
Well purpose it can't be that hard to find
As long as I've got the wind...
The wind and your love to carry me.
vertical horizon


Aimster
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since 02-19-2000
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4 posted 04-15-2000 09:43 PM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aimster

-this was a beautiful poem..you sure have a way w/ words! and you made me think of love in a new light. deep thoughts and true words. take care.

amy  

 ~Live today as though it were your last but prepare for tomorrow as though it were here~
gemini shadow
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since 03-28-2000
Posts 80
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5 posted 04-16-2000 10:05 PM       View Profile for gemini shadow   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for gemini shadow

this is a very well written poem, with a very interesting viewpoint on love.
I dont know what JM'S challenge was,
but I'm sure she is quite pleased with
your offering.
gemini


 I want to be the face you see when you close your eyes
I want to be the touch you need every single night
I want to be your fantasy
And be your reality
And everything between
I want you to need me,
like I need you.
celine dion
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