Love as I See It

Love as I See It

A Poem by Jennie Baron
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This grew out of some discussion I've had in the past few days about the nature of love.

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Some say true love doesn’t exist.

Some speak of it as a sweet, but quaint,

Outdated notion.

 

Some speak of love as a disease

An addiction

A codependent trap

In which we lose ourselves

Until there’s no longer a “me,” only “we.”

 

Some are looking for someone to “complete” them.

Others say love is the union of two already “complete” souls.

I say we shouldn’t overthink it.

I say if we wait to be self-actualized,

We’ll wait forever; at least I would!

 

We won’t know the joy of a love

That allows for give and take

For compromise

That gives both space to grow,

Because if you give just a little of yourself

You can get so much in return.

 

We won’t know the pleasure of having someone

Who knows us intimately and accepts us anyway,

Makes us feel secure,

The simple joy of having a companion

To share the good things in life.


© 2014 Jennie Baron



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Yes, you're absolutely right. Love's a sharing of "good" things in life. It shares both pain and pleasure; heat of spring & coldness of winter; emotions of heart & tears of eyes; faith in compassion & belief in "true-lies"... which're utmost truth, but still they ain't find it. Beautiful imagery you've come up with. Enjoyed reading your thought invoking poetry!

Posted 2 Years Ago


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Jennie Baron

2 Years Ago

Thank you very much--again. You're much appreciated.



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Cent percent correct...
I appreciate your thoughts a lot...
quite sweet and acceptable...
I liked the way you managed to pen down such a lovely poem with your inspiring words... much touchy...
we all know what love is, but only few of us understand what it is....
that makes a great difference...
wonder of humanity...beauty of universe...its only love...
thanks for sharing such a sweet poem...
Anindita : )


Posted 1 Year Ago


Jennie Baron

1 Year Ago

Thank you for reading and for your kind words. It is much appreciated.
Anindita Janhabee

1 Year Ago

you're welcome...
Sharing the good things is meant to bring happiness. Sharing the loads can bring much needed relief. Sharing love completes the circle. Excellent. ....:))))

Posted 1 Year Ago


Jennie Baron

1 Year Ago

Sharing the load, paying it forward when it comes to the love we've been given, are major themes of .. read more
Sami Khalil

1 Year Ago

I love it. Keep it up....:))))
"self-actualized,
We’ll wait forever; at least I would!

We won’t know the joy of a love
That allows for give and take"

Posted 1 Year Ago


Jennie Baron

1 Year Ago

I'm glad you liked that turn of phrase. As always, thank you for visiting my little poem.
Sami Khalil

1 Year Ago

You are welcome. ....:)))))
Jennie - Love isn't something you find, it's something that finds you. Two shopping carts in front of you in the supermarket. Jumping to avoid being splashed by the waves at the beach. He or she will be there they'll smile and by golly there you are. There is no time or place for it. It's not something that can be scheduled. I posted a short story The Picture that dealt with this "problem"? Perhaps you might be familiar with the song from the show South Pacific. Some Enchanted Evening is its' title.


Posted 1 Year Ago


Jennie Baron

1 Year Ago

Your thoughts on my little poem are almost poetic themselves. Enjoyed your review and thanks so muc.. read more
Dave

1 Year Ago

Jennie - I'm afraid I don't know how to use the Read Request. I can tell you that the short story I.. read more
Jennie Baron

1 Year Ago

When you bring up your writing, you should see a box on the upper right that gives you a variety of .. read more
A very nicely penned piece!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Jennie Baron

1 Year Ago

Thanks very much for reading! I'm glad you liked it.
Levi Levin

1 Year Ago

Your welcome
Ah the nature of love...It probably feels very different for any one of us, it is very personal. And surely it cannot be 'understood' and therefor we should not overthink but just accept.

Your poem sounds very authentic, you have been there...Well done.

Please read my story Lovesick if you have the time.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Jennie Baron

2 Years Ago

This poem is an oldie, so I'm happy to still be receiving reviews. (My poetic pen is silent for the.. read more
Philip Muls

2 Years Ago

Good luck with the novel. I will be following you.
Jennie Baron

2 Years Ago

Thanks again!
Giving without expecting anything in return always seems to have its benefits. I would agree we should never over-think it. Your last 2 lines seems to say what I am thinking. Good poem Jennie.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Jennie Baron

2 Years Ago

It's always wonderful when my words speak to a reader in this way. Thank you so much for reading an.. read more
Relic

2 Years Ago

No problem. :)
Simply breathtaking. I enjoyed it thoroughly and I agree with everything you've mentioned in your beautiful piece. I've read like 5 and I just can't get enough.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Jennie Baron

2 Years Ago

Five?! Oh, my goodness, I'm truly gratified. I'm so glad you stopped by to read and took the time .. read more
Aphy!

2 Years Ago

the pleasure's all mine
Sometimes you don't have to look. Sometimes love finds you. A face across a crowded room. A laugh that you hear over and over. You "bump" into each other and the aroma stays with you.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Jennie Baron

2 Years Ago

Yes indeed. Doesn't love seem to come when you're least looking for it! You get the point of this .. read more
I was lucky to find the woman I did when I did. She has been patient with me as I grew into the man she knew I would become. I think everyone should be grace with one such love in their life. Well written as I have come to expect of your work. Applaud Applaud Bravo!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Jennie Baron

2 Years Ago

Wow, I'm really honored to receive such a review from a poet whose writing I truly like and respect!.. read more
J Todd Underhill

2 Years Ago

Heck yes! you should share it tomorrow! I like your writing, I really do. The fact of the matter is .. read more

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Jennie Baron

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