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Love VS Cherish

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Love VS Cherish

There is so much talk about “love”
But none at all about “cherish”
One you can fall in and out of
But the other doesn’t perish

The latter is a decision
You make each and every day
To stay beside your “loved” one
Whatever comes your way

“Love” is like a gale force wind
That knocks you clear off your feet
“Cherish” is a quiet promise
That you daily resolve to keep

“Love” is sometimes very ruthless
It leaves you giddy or half dead
“Cherish” is so much the milder
It’s the reasoning in your head

You treasure when you do “cherish”
Everything in your loved one
You know after angry showers
There will still be the brilliant sun

You see all of the good and bad
And all the degrees in between
Yet you  must hold close to your heart
The good places that you have been

“Love” is best friends with “passion”
And it demands full surrender…
“Cherish” is friends with “compassion”
And their vow is to be tender

“Love” and “Cherish” must come together
In every “marriage of true minds”
In the child that they conceive
Is the true love you hope to find.

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  1. Date: 2/22/2014 12:49:00 PM
    I really like this comparison, you should repost it. This is a message that should be read by all.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 2/22/2014 12:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    :-) Thanks, Richard....I'm so sorry I haven't been able to read up on you yet.....busy weekend. At my brother's place now.....So touched that you like this one.....hugs
  1. Date: 1/2/2013 4:41:00 PM
    This is a very clever concept my dear Eileen! Great comparison of emotions coming together in a "marriage of true minds" Kudos... love Jack xox

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 1/2/2013 10:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Jack, your opinion means a lot to me! Thanks for reading and posting. Hugs! XO
  1. Date: 12/31/2012 3:18:00 PM
    so much wisdom in this beautifully rhymed poem. i especially love the next-to-last verse - so creative!!!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 1/1/2013 3:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ilene, you are a ray of sunshine in my life! Thanks every so much for the post! :)
  1. Date: 12/31/2012 12:54:00 PM
    Eileen there is a lot of thruth and questions in this, I like ....David

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 1/1/2013 3:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    David, so good of you to take the time to read and post. I'm glad you liked it! :)
  1. Date: 12/31/2012 10:36:00 AM
    Beautiful poem Eileen. Awesome last stanza. Soup mail.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 1/1/2013 3:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Jon......thanks! :) Soup Mail! :)
  1. Date: 12/31/2012 10:31:00 AM
    Charming and truthful! Enjoyed it. Happy New Year. Thank you for commenting on my poem "I WONDER"

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 1/1/2013 3:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Demetrios......thanks, my dear. I wonder....do you speak Greek? Lived in Cyprus for 17 years...love the place and the language! Have a great new year!
  1. Date: 12/31/2012 9:03:00 AM
    this is such a wonderful poem,thank you for ending my year on such a true and positive note,great write Eileen,have a blessed 2013

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 1/1/2013 3:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey Richard...always great to hear from you! Have a wonderful new year! Blessings right back at ya! Of course, not from me....from HIM! :)