Ode to Love

Ode to Love

A Poem by Zoe Jay

So, have I learned what love is?

I have suffered for it,

Borne more than I thought I could bear

Made a thousand promises for it

Lived for it and in it and with it

And a part of me has died for it

 

Have I learned what love is yet?

It has stamped on me,

Ripped out my living heart and s**t on it

Taken away all of who I once was

Twisted up my heart and my head

And made me different deep inside

 

When will I learn what love is?

I have believed in it,

Stood by it in the face of every storm

Comforted myself in its warmth

Justified it every turn of the way

And glimpsed its beauty and joy

 

Did I want to learn what love is?

It’s everyone’s dream,

To find out what true love really means

But that nice dream is a deceit

Love comes to us as we find it

And sometimes it comes raw

 

What have I learned from love?

It has opened my soul,

It has taught me to rejoice in compromise

Made me more than I was before

I know the joy of giving myself

And losing nothing when I give

 

So, what do I know about love?

That it is enough,

Enough to love him and be loved by him

And that I will give myself to him

With and for and because of love

And without a regret nor a doubt J

© 2013 Zoe Jay


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I have had similar experiences of love. Very well executed!

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

You know what love exactly is.This is a wonderful poem on love.I love your poem

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I know nothing of love but if it's real
it should be everything that you feel
and much more... An engaging write...

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Everything about this exudes beauty. 5th stanza rocked my senses, as I really identified. Wonderful work, as usual.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Great stuff!

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Tags: love, relationships, learning, growing, developing, adversity, suffering, renewal, rebirth, dedication, devotion, experience, compromise, sharing, friendship, communication, joy, reality, expectations

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Zoe Jay
Zoe Jay

Los Angeles, CA



About
I come from Fife, in Scotland, and I now live in Los Angeles and run a business in the music industry. I've been writing poetry for about as long as I could write! I had a poetry collection published .. more..

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