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The Truth of True Love

April 20, 2015
By EmmaClaire0823 GOLD, Bay Minette, Alabama
EmmaClaire0823 GOLD, Bay Minette, Alabama
13 articles 0 photos 102 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Be the change you wish to see in the world."

Love, not simply an empty expression,

Nor a word exploited to gain consent,

Now exhausted and void of affection,

Spoken without the truth of sentiment.


Love, an action that proves the confession

Of fervor and selflessness truly meant.

It deprives motives of any question;

A vow of everlasting commitment.


Love acknowledges ones imperfection

And chooses eternity without resent.

While infatuation regards sin with rejectment;

Devotes in absense of flaws to repent.


Love compels an internal inspection,

So a godly change occurs in intent;

To rid souls of unrighteous infection

In desire for your partner's content.

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This article has 4 comments.

on May. 3 2015 at 10:57 am
Scorpio07 SILVER, Hertfordshire, Other
5 articles 0 photos 22 comments

Favorite Quote:
There are many launguages around the world, but a smile speaks them all - Unknown

I LOVE your poetry. This flows so naturally, but kind of kept me edgy at the same time. :)

on Apr. 30 2015 at 12:09 pm
Jensen_Interceptor BRONZE, Berlin, Montana
3 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
The scientists and engineers who are building the future need the poets to make sense of it.
- Jason Silva

Finally a love poem that's not over romanticized or idealistic (in my opinion)! I really enjoy this one as well! Word choice is awesome in all of your poems by the way I love it!

on Apr. 29 2015 at 7:17 am
AvengeMyBrokenSong GOLD, WHOOP, New York
18 articles 0 photos 83 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It takes more strength to cry at mid-defeat."
-Susan Boyle
"The closer you get to the light, the bigger your shadow becomes."
-Kingdom Hearts

Great job! My comments for things you might want to go back over are in the thread. Thanks for letting me read it!:)

on Apr. 29 2015 at 1:03 am
ThePoeticJustice PLATINUM, Houston, Texas
29 articles 0 photos 207 comments

Favorite Quote:
Hold fast and keep your head up high for life will pass right by you like a speeding bird if you don't acknowledge it- Charles Moorer III (me)

nice lol, just to say XD this reminds me of a poem I made named "love" XD I like it lol and I enjoy a fellow poetic friend, so congrats XD keep writing. the justice has spoken :)