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What Is Love?

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regards2you
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A state of mind, a knowing?

     Or, a place of soul,
          of spiritual substance?

What is love,
     what does love mean?

My best friend is love,
     she I can ~feel~.

For she is ~respectful~
     of who I am, just as I am.

For she is ~giving~
     wanting nothing in return.

For she is ~humble~
     placing self below me.

For she is ~trustworthy~
     as I lay my private thoughts
     before her, she'll not betray.

For she is ~open-minded~
     considering our differences.

For she is ~truthful~
     teaching me honesty.

For she is ~strong~
     allowing me to be weak.

For she is ~courageous~
     allowing me to lay
          my fear upon her.

For she is ~non-judgemental~
     allowing for my imperfection.

For she is ~wise~
     knowing when to only listen.

For she is ~soul food~
     nourishing my spirit.

     That is what love is.

They say God is love.
     But, who is God?

         ~Love~

All these positive factors
          which my best friend
     possesses and gives to me.

          ~God~

Through her,
     Through me,
          Through you.


We can
     make a difference
                    if we just:


          ~LOVE~

.
.
.
.


..without surrender, be on good terms with all persons..
        "Desiderata"

[This message has been edited by regards2you (02-22-2003 10:25 AM).]

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1 posted 02-22-2003 10:26 AM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

I remember this one, I do like this very much! Glad you are putting it in for the book!!
Duncan
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2 posted 02-22-2003 10:34 AM       View Profile for Duncan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Duncan

I like the way you wound this around...to perfect harmony.  Excellent choice!
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A beautiful poem.  I hope it gets into the book.

"If my fate is to die, I must simply laugh"
-- Magus
"there is no good and evil, there are just sides."
-- Local Parasite

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4 posted 02-22-2003 11:50 AM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

I LOVE this poem! I wish I had written this it, for I too am fortunate to have such a friend as this.

Love for, and of, God and our fellow man/woman/child gives meaning to life.

LOVE definitely makes the world go 'round--as you have so eloquently illustrated with this fine poem!

Warm morning hugs,
Linda
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lovely thoughts...

regards,
sudhir
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6 posted 02-22-2003 12:31 PM       View Profile for the_loner_23   Email the_loner_23   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for the_loner_23

Beautiful poem.

Cold hands means a warm heart

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Very cool. I LOVE IT. Wish I write like that. BTW, nice thoughts. That's always count. Vote in!

~Every girl has a dream within.

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All these positive factors
          which my best friend
     possesses and gives to me.

=================================
To give is to receive...words of wisdom poetess Pat...and I am so pleased you posted for the book...youre part of the family...
and the book should reflect that.
Lovely tribute to a special bond formed thru friendship.

oouuu eeee oouu ah ah ting tang walla walla bing bang ...
oouuu eeee oouu ah ah ting tang walla walla bing bang
;)

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Yes Pat..'Love' is the answer..
'Love' is all we need.
Vote is  in!
~Hugs~

~ Trace my body with your words..
And in doing so, you touch my heart. ~

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(big hugggsssssss) Oh Patricia, this is soooooo lovely, sweet friend, yay, only love can save us now and it's all we need nevertheless, may your friend always bring you comfort and joy, yay, God Bless You, you have my enthusiastic vote, we all love you so much! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Patricia, thank you for sharing!



May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton

"Underneath your clothes there's an endless story..."

Shakira

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hey, you joined in!

smiling here..i should have known that your submission will be of a spiritual nature...

i like "placing self below me"...it is probably just me but i am so used to reading "placing (insert) above self" that that line was more impactful than usual
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A good friend's love
is sooo heart warming.
Well said!

When you think you have heard it all,
listen more closely.
~Dorene

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13 posted 02-22-2003 09:25 PM       View Profile for garysgirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit garysgirl's Home Page   View IP for garysgirl

Pat, I loved this when you put it on the Open Forum, and I still love it. I'm glad you're putting it in for the book....

Hugs,
Ethel

[This message has been edited by garysgirl (02-22-2003 09:27 PM).]

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AMEN
you've just described a best friend and described that love is actions to someone.. and not what some may think.
Yes, God is love   and we can see His love, in friends.

Always, Alyssa


- And so it was that time stood still -
     (blink, breathe, stand, fight)

[This message has been edited by GG (02-23-2003 02:39 AM).]

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15 posted 02-23-2003 02:38 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

I agree love like that can be to just about anyone if you do it right!  Great poem for this book.

          
~* Carpe' Diem *~  

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Love is a hard thing to define, but you've done it justice
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What a great friend you've described here who has given to you a face in which to associate with as Love (God) set in motion.  This is a beautiful poem that is certainly  worthy in my book for submission to our book. God continue to bless you my poet friend.

-Bob
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What a great friend you've described here who has given to you a face in which to associate with as Love (God) set in motion.  This is a beautiful poem that is certainly  worthy in my book for submission to our book. God continue to bless you my poet friend.

-Bob
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I missed this one before, but am thrilled I saw it this time. A great book submission.

                              Dawn
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enjoyed..*sigh* Im the queen of one liners sorry!

If at first you don't succeed destroy all the evidence that you tried.

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21 posted 02-25-2003 02:46 PM       View Profile for Charisma   Email Charisma   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Charisma's Home Page   View IP for Charisma

Enjoyed the read a lot

Charisma
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Very well said,  all of these are so true..
Nicely done..
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Great poem!
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enjoyed
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