Love is...

Jeff "Miztah" Rogers By Jeff "Miztah" Rogers, 11th Feb 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Love is not a saying, a cliche', a catch phrase
to those...

Love is

Love is not in the grasp, the reach, the realm
to those who do not risk.

Love is

Love is not pain free, hurt less, pleasant
to those who will not stand.

Love is

Love is not owned, bought, bargained for
to those who will not pay the price of intimacy and honesty.

Love is

Love is not a saying, a cliche', a catch phrase
to those who leave their poetic hearts in the thesaurus.

Love is

Love is not a formula, a matrix, an enigma
to those who have it all figured out.

Love is

Love is not a kiss, an embrace, an intimate moment
to those who's hearts are with another.

Love is

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Amor, Embrace, Esperanza, Love, Trust

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author avatar Jeff "Miztah" Rogers
Lived in many places in the U.S.. Served in the Air Force for 21 years. retired from active duty in 2002. Traveled extensively, lived 8 years in Europe. I write about the bible, faith, and new ideas

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author avatar Floris56
11th Feb 2012 (#)

I may have to borrow this poem for a home made valentine if I don't get over to the Hallmark store before Tuesday. I'll give you credit. My wife would know it's not mine. I'm not the good.

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
11th Feb 2012 (#)

"Love is never having to say you're sorry". I question this one?

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author avatar Jerry Walch
11th Feb 2012 (#)

Ivyevelyn, am I missing something here? I just read this poem ten times and I don't see the line"Love is never having to say you're sorry" in it. I would question that line too, if I saw it in the poem.

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
11th Feb 2012 (#)

Hello, Jerry. You are right, it is not in the poem; however, the final line reads, "Love is..", and I completed the sentence. This is from the novel "Love Story" and movie starring Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal.
I left a final message for you on the blighted page "Ratio Scales". Thank you.

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author avatar Jerry Walch
11th Feb 2012 (#)

I should have recognized that line. That is one of my favorite movies and I have also read the novel several times..

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author avatar Denise O
11th Feb 2012 (#)

Nice one. Love is complicated. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Jeff "Miztah" Rogers
11th Feb 2012 (#)

The unfinished line... "Love Is" is for you to complete...

You and the one with whom you share your love must define that love and finish the phrase, "Love Is"

We cannot allow hallmark and the flower stores to define what love is for us or we will be left with what Love is NOT.

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
11th Feb 2012 (#)

I do not agree with my own comment earlier. Love is giving up the remote to your partner.

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author avatar krrymarie
11th Feb 2012 (#)

really nice poem. but love doesn't exist.

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author avatar Jeff "Miztah" Rogers
11th Feb 2012 (#)

Love only exists where there is perfect freedom.

If in anything in your life you feel a sense of bondage, then you will never know or feel love, either from another or toward another from yourself.

I am saddened by your statement krrymarie, and I hope you may be liberated from what ever bondage it is that is keeping you from seeing the love that is really out there.

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author avatar Jeff "Miztah" Rogers
11th Feb 2012 (#)

krrymarie, I have written an article a while back that speaks directly to what you said about love not existing... It is called "Omnia Vincit Amor", which is Latin for "Love Conquers All".... Take a look at it and see that many times it appears that love is absent or non-existent, but really it is not.


http://voices.yahoo.com/omnia-vincit-amor-8061270.html?cat=34

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author avatar Christine Crowley
11th Feb 2012 (#)

Come on - love certainly does exist! Reach out again.

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author avatar Retired
11th Feb 2012 (#)

So true...you have expressed this well....

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author avatar Milly Hunter
11th Feb 2012 (#)

Profoundly true and wisely express Jeff; thank you for sharing!

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author avatar amnah_zuky
22nd Feb 2012 (#)

thumbs up....^^

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author avatar Denise Larkin
4th Mar 2012 (#)

Beautiful poem about love.

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author avatar Milly
5th Mar 2012 (#)

Perhaps True-Love, at its’ best, is reflected from God's Biblical Mirror (through Christ) with our continual gratitude for that higher Love given. Still and all, your muse cleverly indicates what love is not; I like it!

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author avatar Jack Wellman
11th Mar 2012 (#)

I disagree with the comment, "Love doesn't exist" because you have proven it and God's Word declares it so that settles it. To me, love exists and love being a verb and not a noun, is what you do and not what you say so much. Outstanding friend.

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