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Thematic Categories for this poem are: destiny, emotions, fate, inspirational love, love, love hurts, and passion.

Love’s Dilemma

Happy one minute
Sad the next
Speaks volumes
To the constant
Ebb and Tide
Of what’s called
Love’s Dilemma. 

When two people
Meet and fall
Deeply in love
Passions abound
Emotions afire
Whilst they bask
In true desire.

Love’s power
Can heal
Can hurt
It’s magic
May enchant
May mesmerize
And surprise!

Love’s passion
Excites us
Teases us
Reveals us
Stirs emotions
Makes us
Feel whole.

The bargain is
It takes two
To tango
To love
To want
To have
To hold.

And always
To be bold
To love—
Unconditionally
With your mind
With your heart
With your soul!

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved, 
June 8, 2018 (Accentual Meter)

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 6/22/2018 3:05:00 PM
I love everything about this poem that shines in its brevity and encapsulates the contrasting emotions of true love. A belated congratulations on your most deserving honor of receiving POTD Gary. I am very behind on reading POTD poems. : )
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Date: 6/22/2018 4:02:00 PM
Hello Dear Connie, Always a great pleasure to hear from you!! I am very pleased that you like my poem here on "Love's Dilemma." I understand everything completely. It's very hard for me too, to keep up with everyone. I do my best to comment whenever I can. (BTW, my second book of poetry is planned for release by my publisher for next Spring.) Much to do between now and then to get everything ready. Cheers and Best Wishes, Gary
Date: 6/12/2018 6:04:00 PM
Congratulations on your POTD! This is a phenomenal poem, well written and compelling, wise.
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Date: 6/12/2018 6:44:00 PM
Hello Susan, Thank you for your congrats here and for your gracious comment about "Love's Dilemma." I am very pleased you enjoyed this very special poem. Best Wishes Always, Gary
Date: 6/11/2018 11:40:00 PM
Of course this incredible write becomes the Poem If The Day.. what a gift you have, Gary!
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Date: 6/12/2018 2:58:00 PM
Hello Chance, Thanks very much for your read and very generous comment here. As I am in the process of trying to get caught up with everyone else who has taken time to read and comment on my newest poem here, I will surely drop by your site as well to check-out your poetry. Thanks Again -- Best Wishes, Gary
Date: 6/10/2018 8:28:00 PM
A very well deserved POTD poem my friend. Uplifting and positive presentation of love's power and reality. A fav.....
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Date: 6/12/2018 2:55:00 PM
Hello Robert, Many Thanks for your read and great comments here!! And thanks too for the FAVE!! I am very glad you liked my latest deep-dive into that famous human emotion we all call "Love." This topic/theme is always fascinating to explore and write about. Continued Best Wishes to you and your wife and family!! Cheers, Gary
Date: 6/10/2018 7:56:00 PM
What a wonderful definition and salutation to romantic "love". Yes...it's all those things and more that words cannot express. Congrats on POTD, Gary...certainly deserved.
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Date: 6/16/2018 3:32:00 PM
Hello Carole, Sorry for the late response here. Somehow I missed your comment of 10 June. With that said, many thanks for your gracious and very observant comments. And you're certainly right, words, in and of themselves cannot fully express the complexity and nuances of romantic love. Many times though--words are all we have. Best Always, Gary
Date: 6/10/2018 7:24:00 PM
You extol with boldness the virtues and passionate power of love with such exquisite elegance, Gary. Such a graceful rhythm runs through your superb poem. Written from a gifted intellect with a loving heart.. Congratulations on your wonderful and well deserving POTD honors, my friend. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
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Date: 6/12/2018 2:40:00 PM
Hello Dear Susan!! Thank you very much as always for your very gracious and wondrous comments. You are so very kind. I am very pleased that you enjoyed the passion and power of this particular poem. Love is one topic that is always of great interest to write about. With My Continued Best Wishes, Gary
Date: 6/10/2018 1:36:00 PM
Congratulations on POTD, third time lucky, my original post ended up on Richards from yesterday also one from Maria did too. Soups software has got a gremlin I think. Tom
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Date: 6/12/2018 2:28:00 PM
Hello Tom, Yes -- Amen, about the Gremlin now-and-then in the Soup's software. Thanks for your comment and congratulations. Very pleased you liked this one!! Cheers and Best Wishes, Gary
Date: 6/10/2018 1:23:00 PM
i am starstruck.. what a heartfelt, eloquent poem, gary... huggs
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Date: 6/12/2018 2:26:00 PM
Hello Dear Nette, Thanks for your wondrous words here!! I am very glad you liked "Love's Dilemma." Best Always, Gary
Date: 6/10/2018 11:22:00 AM
Well said, Gary, love an emotion that we still don't understand.. congratulations on POTD.. Hugs Eve
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Date: 6/10/2018 11:42:00 AM
Hello Eve, Thanks for your gracious comment here. Yes, I do agree that "love" is an emotion that we still do not truly understand. It is many things to many people. It excites us, it mesmerizes us, it disappoints us, it makes us both happy and sad. I guess by writing about, at times, as I do, I'm still trying to understand it. The quest goes on!! Best Wishes, Gary
Date: 6/10/2018 10:12:00 AM
Congratulations for POTD Gary :)
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Date: 6/10/2018 10:35:00 AM
Hello Heidi, Thanks very much!! Very pleased you enjoyed this new verse of mine. Best Always, Gary
Date: 6/10/2018 9:47:00 AM
You taught me a new way to write. Congratulations!
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Date: 6/10/2018 10:34:00 AM
Hello Sunlite, Thanks for your note and read here!! I am very glad I did something positive here by influencing you on this particular structured-format. Keep writing, experimenting, and having fun doing so!! Best Wishes, Gary
Date: 6/10/2018 8:59:00 AM
Wonderful penning Gary! Congratulations on your well deserved POTD! xomo :)
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Date: 6/10/2018 10:28:00 AM
Many Thanks Maureen!! I am very pleased you enjoyed my latest verse here. More to follow!! Best Always, Gary
Date: 6/10/2018 8:20:00 AM
Many congrats on your poem being chosen as POTD, you have explained the love really beautifully, I m sure that every lover must have experienced all of these feelings, good luck
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Date: 6/10/2018 10:26:00 AM
Hello Faraz, Many Thanks for your gracious comments here. I'm very glad you enjoyed this poem. Yes, for sure, I think all of us who have experienced love first-hand have experienced these feelings. It is a very captivating emotion for sure!! Best Wishes, Gary
Date: 6/10/2018 7:37:00 AM
We are all 'suckers' for love...but you explain quite well Gary...Congrats!!! on your POTD! my friend...love & light...^WW^
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Date: 6/10/2018 10:21:00 AM
Many Thanks WW!! I do agree. In the end, I think we are all suckers for love -- for sure!! Very pleased you liked this verse, and appreciate your read!! Cheers and Best, Gary
Date: 6/10/2018 5:24:00 AM
- A wonderful poem, Gary - A pleasure to read :) - Congratulations with p.o.t.d. :) - Best wishes for a lovely sunday to you and Ingrid :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 6/10/2018 10:19:00 AM
Hello Anne-Lise, Thanks!! Very glad you enjoyed this one. Always a pleasure to hear from you. I actually wrote this verse during last week when I was still down in Southern Germany on a trip. Best Wishes, Gary
Date: 6/10/2018 2:53:00 AM
Congratulations on an impressive write Gary, a well deserved POTD....Maria
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Date: 6/10/2018 10:15:00 AM
Thanks Maria!! Very glad you liked this particular verse. Love is always a dynamic theme to write about. Continued Best Wishes, Gary
Date: 6/9/2018 2:34:00 PM
this drives the engine of your golden flowing pen smiling wishing you both a blessed weekend
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Date: 6/9/2018 3:10:00 PM
Hello Liam Mate!! Thanks for dropping by for a read of my latest posting here. Same, same -- please have a blessed weekend as well. I will be getting in touch again with you very soon. I was in Stuttgart earlier during 19-29 June, and was pretty much not available at that time. Time to write more poetry, as always, NOW!! Best Wishes, Gary
Date: 6/9/2018 12:44:00 AM
This is different from your usual writes and I absolutely love this! Great poetry!
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Gary Bateman
Date: 6/9/2018 3:05:00 PM
Hello Art, I've actually written at least three other accentual meter type writes in the past which appeared in my first book, and were posted on Poetry Soup during 2014-15. I certainly plan to do more of these in the future. Very pleased that you liked it!!
Date: 6/8/2018 7:32:00 PM
It can be a dilemma if you want to hold on by force...when the music stops...the dance is over...unless you make your own music...Nice write Gary...the finale is gold...
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Date: 6/9/2018 3:03:00 PM
Thanks very much Arturo for your gracious comments here!! Yes, for sure, the "finale is gold." Best Always, Gary