November 2, 2008

Love is, a post for friends and loved ones

Filed under: Essays — unwriter1 @ 11:03 am
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Doing Nano so I haven’t had time to dream up anything new. Ok, these are sort of new since I wrote and posted them to one group. I’ll start with a poem and finish with prose. Hope you likes.

Over time we have hurt each other
Over time we will continue to hurt each other
Over time we have loved each other
over time we will continue to love each other

Your pain is my pain
my prayers are your prayers
Your time is my time
your love is my love

I am who I am because of you
I do what I do because of me
I am what I am because of you
I am me, that is all I can be

My words are of love
My words sing of love
my actions show of love
my life is of love


An odd post but I was a bit concerned and worried when I wrote this. Proves I shouldn’t write under pressure (nano).

“Hi, I’m here and ready for lovin'”

No, this is lust, come when no one is around and hop into bed. But,
how often is this mistaken for love. “You have to get up in the
morning? I didn’t know you worked. Oh, you work from home. That’s not
work but it doesn’t matter, I can’t stay all night anyway, told the
little lady I’d be home before her. Thank goodness she works nights.”
A familiar scene? How many books and movies are built around this
theme? How many live like this? Again this is not love.

A quick hug and a peck and it’s off to bed. She has to be up in the
morning. Maybe he has to be. But while the one is gone then house
gets cleaned, food cooked, other chores done. Weekends are spent
playing games or evenings. This is true love. I’m worried about you
when I don’t see or hear from you. Ill? Busy? I don’t know, so I
worry. Again a case of true love and is often seen with the most
secure of couples.

Let’s look at that last line again. I’m worried about you when I
don’t see or hear from you. Does that mean romantic love? Not always
because it applies to friends. Should not all couples be frieds
also? Of course. Friends and true loves have a lot in common. They
are there to share our happiness, but when we are at our worst, life
has thrown the whole lemon orchard at us, true friends, true loves
are there with prayers and whatever it takes to support.

What drives the strongest wedge between people? Mistrust. If I cannot
trust a person it is hard to be friends with them. Those I trust
fully are my closest friends, loves. Past mistakes are forgiven
automatically. Love for me for those I truly love, is unconditional.
emotional issues, intelligence, physical looks, are meaningless. Love
does not see these. Love sees what is inside, the inner beauty.

Read this, learn to understand and love. We are on this earth but a
short time, do not let a life unloved be allowed.


  1. This is a very good way to look at what true love is. I think we all need to have a little of both in our lives. Passion and true love, yes friends to those you love makes for a solid relationship and trust.

    Comment by Angie Hartson — November 2, 2008 @ 2:55 pm | Reply

  2. Nice work! Thanks for posting your links, it helps to have an interactive group.


    Comment by Jan Verhoeff — November 2, 2008 @ 4:00 pm | Reply

  3. Wise words. Love can take many forms, but we all need to feel we are loved whether by our significant other or by a friend. It does make the difference on making us who we are today.

    Comment by Terre — November 2, 2008 @ 4:13 pm | Reply

  4. A truly lovely and moving post. I await more like these, Ron.

    Comment by Jean Henry Mead — November 2, 2008 @ 5:35 pm | Reply

  5. Very good feather-touch on the subject-when you have time, I’d like to see you take this deeper.

    Comment by Joyce A. Anthony — November 2, 2008 @ 9:02 pm | Reply

  6. Great thoughts. Yes, love can be more mundane than the romantic notion of it, but that’s life.

    Morgan Mandel

    Comment by Morgan Mandel — November 3, 2008 @ 2:00 am | Reply

  7. Ron,
    Nice poetic expression of what love is all about.

    Comment by Lillie Ammann — November 3, 2008 @ 5:45 am | Reply

  8. Good writings, Ron. Certainly worth re-posting when all NaNo’d out (smile)

    Comment by Marvin D Wilson — November 3, 2008 @ 12:01 pm | Reply

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