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This is a new style I developed. I call it the odd/even etheree. It is a 20 line poem where the 1st 10 lines have a syllable count that is odd 1-3-5-7 etc.. The 2nd 10 lines have syllable counts that are even, 20-18-16 etc.
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Lessons in Love Love, You know Love?, I know what love is, Love is total contentment, Love is never having to say, sorry, Love is being sorry, even when they’re not, Love means being able to see past the here and now, Love is respect, honor and is always unconditional, Some people haven’t allowed themselves to feel Love; they are the lost souls, Some of these lost spirits are evil, you must beware, Love will not protect you, With Love, comes commitment. Uncommitted Love is just temporary happiness, Despite your emotions, sometimes you need to let go, it will be painful, The most important part of Love, is to Love yourself above all, Without a good sense of worth, you’re emotionally broke, Expect Love in return, get what you give, that’s fair, The bottom line, Love is you, loving me, And expecting that love returned, My Love lesson is done, Go, now, in peace, Always.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2012




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Date: 8/11/2013 10:46:00 AM
- Congratulations on having your poem featured on the homepage "Featured Poem of the Week" - Have a nice day, Samual. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 8/11/2013 7:05:00 AM
Samual, , '''CONGRATULATIONS''' On your featured poem of the week... Have yourself a nice and beautiful Sunday... -XOX- Love Linda
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Date: 8/7/2013 11:21:00 AM
good write congrats on being featured shadow smiles
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Date: 8/6/2013 12:02:00 AM
This an interesting form and seems like a good one to examine a subject or theme. I love the reflective shape it forms and the reflective tone of your poem. Thanks for sharing. SuZ
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Date: 5/22/2013 10:35:00 AM
I enjoyed your poem and especially the amount of words you used to create the shape. I 'm sure that required some thought. I also did the same in an ode to my dead brother Ralph Sergi
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Date: 5/20/2013 1:48:00 PM
I too love your form and the message. You have opened my eyes. This form is beautiful. Like a painting. I must read and learn about Etheree. Thank you
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Date: 7/27/2012 9:30:00 AM
The form is interesting. I also like to play with form and mix up how I write to see the effects. A truthful maessage as well. I can read your heart in these lines.
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Date: 7/27/2012 7:58:00 AM
I love etheree, so I enjoyed the form you made up from it. A nice read on your thoughts about love.
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Date: 7/26/2012 5:26:00 AM
Love the lesson and the poem xx
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Date: 7/26/2012 3:52:00 AM
Yes....so true Samual !!! Beautiful and loving poem! - oxox Anne-Lise
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Date: 7/26/2012 2:24:00 AM
Very beautiful write
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