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This poem was inspired by a conversation I had with a friend. The question that was posed to me was, "What does love feel like? " A day later, I wrote this.

What Is Love?

What is love? I heard you ask,
A pointed question,
A daunting task,
A challenge for a weary mind,
To see what gems that I may find.

What is love? My mind did say,
A caring touch?
A gentle way?
It's both of these, but so much more,
Numerous attributes, to explore.

What is love? I searched my soul,
A loving glance?
A hand to hold?
It is these things, but just one part,
Of the beauty that lies within the heart.

What is love? I asked my heart,
It seemed the best place,
Where I should start.
Is it fireworks, comets, or astral displays,
Which cause us to feel, so deeply this way?

"This is love," my heart replied,
"Listen closely to me,
And then you will see.
Love is not loud, it's a quiet sensation,
Not easily confused with infatuation."

"The beauty of love," it continued to tell,
"Is eternal endurance,
The absence of hell.
Unparalleled strength, in spite of adversity,
Protecting you with it's cloak of security."

"The gift of love," it sermonized on,
"Provides you with peace,
Like a golden-green morn.
It lives and breathes, for it is alive,
Where all your hopes and dreams reside."

What is love? You'll be glad to know,
Is the chance for two hearts,
To share and to grow.
Trust, compassion, and a listening ear,
Will dispel all your doubts, cast out all your fears.

What is love? It's simple you see,
It's essential as air,
For our souls to breathe.
It replenishes your faith, and self- esteem,
Allowing you to fulfill, all of your dreams.

When is it love? Your heart will know,
What you should do,
And where you should go.
It will guide your path, straight and true,
Be prepared for love, when it comes calling for you.
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20 Visitor Comments

your poem is beautiful.
i have just read your poem and i loved it! it touched me in a way that can not be described. i also write love poems and i thought yours was brilliant. keep going and good luck!
I don't have much to say than this: This poem is natural , I love it. Pls could you teach me more? Thanks.
This poem really touched my soul. Thank You.
Your poem gave me hope that i may still find real love. What i thought had been love, had left me confused and broken . just reading your poem confirmed i have yet to experience the magic and warmth of true love shared between mand and woman. thank you for sharing this poem
beautiful and moving
This is the most wonderful poem I have ever read.
that was so beautiful and i enjoyed it so much. i felt what it meant and what it was trying to say.
A masterpiece!
nice poem, i enjoyed reading it
It's hard to explain love but this gets as close to a near perfect explanation.
This poem really got me thinking on how not everybody really know what loves really about
What a tale! Love is many things but, beautifully displayed by this author.
This really touched my heart
It made me realise just how powerful love can be.
simply breathtaking, and awe inspiring. it made me cry. thank you for sharing it!
This is just so true.
Two thumbs up period.
exellent poem!
The poem touched my heart. So beautifully written explaining lovingly what love is. Thankyou.

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