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What is love

What is Love????

Mother
You raised me, and gave me,
Everything you could.
Sacrifices of love,
Large enough to cow, but still you stood.
You protected me and I gave back,
Only anger and spite.
Acting out when you counseled,
Not acknowledging you were right.

Wife
It started as a kiss,
That sparked a future.
Of loving memories, responsibilities,
That changed this chronically failing user.
Our relationship giving water,
To our once parched futures.
Now drenched and mended in our laughter,
Are our old heartache’s sutures.

Father
You made my future easy,
By teaching hard truths early, with an iron hand.
The problems between, you and me.
Everything we mutually cannot stand,
About each other. Guides us to frequent screaming,
Until our throats go bland,
And we start beating.
Our chests in rage.
Still caring for each other either way.

Love is???
Mostly grey.


-comments/criticism appreciated
(03/13/13)

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  1. Date: 3/26/2013 1:41:00 AM

    awsome poem you got there and congratulations on your winning poem

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 11:09:00 AM

    Loved it! Great poem, with oh so many truths! Have an awesome evening!

    Bellville Avatar Jacob Bellville Date: 3/17/2013 6:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, I appreciate it.
  1. Date: 3/13/2013 6:44:00 PM

    Yes love is part of and separated from normal reality and does contain gray but also blistering white and soft balck ;) Light & Love

    Bellville Avatar Jacob Bellville Date: 3/15/2013 4:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for your comment. I totally agree with you love definitely has degrees. Thanks for reading my poem!