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I wrote this poem the first time I fell in love with someone. I then came to know what love is and how it feels. I decided to write it down so I could express my views.

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The Meaning Of Love

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Published: August 2008

To love is to share life together,
to build special plans just for two,
to work side by side,
and then smile with pride,
as one by one, dreams all come true.

To love is to help and encourage
with smiles and sincere words of praise,
to take time to share,
to listen and care
in tender, affectionate ways.

To love is to have someone special,
one on whom you can always depend
to be there through the years,
sharing laughter and tears,
as a partner, a lover, a friend.

To love is to make special memories
of moments you love to recall,
of all the good things
that sharing life brings.
Love is the greatest of all.

I've learned the full meaning
of sharing and caring
and having my dreams all come true;
I've learned the full meaning
of being in love
by being and loving with you.



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  • Repetition at the beginning of the stanzas. The first 4 stanzas all begin with the words

    "To love is to..."

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  • Each stanza follows the ABCCB rhyming pattern. Look at the last word in each line. For example: Two rhymes with true, so they are both assigned the same letter: B.

    To love is to share life together A
    to build special plans just for two B
    to work side by side C
    and then smile with pride C
    as one by one, dreams all come true. B

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  • Sarah Martin by Sarah Martin
  • 8 months ago

Love is when you miss and think of that person always. It's the butterflies in the stomach, the tears on the cheek, it's the way you look at that person like you haven't seen them. It makes two hearts one. It's you caring and doing everything for someone to make them happy and smile. It's you sacrificing what you want to see them smile, putting your feelings aside. Love is every emotion you will ever feel but will never see. It will hurt you, make you sad and happy, make you laugh and cry.

  • Sinothando by Sinothando
  • 9 months ago

What is love? Real love is kind. It means being able to commit, cherish, honor, respect, love and care. It brings great joy to people's lives. It is not about the money, bling, or being rich. It is about being rich at heart, being together through thick and thin. Share memories and keep it real. No matter how tough it is, bring out the best in each other. It has no limits nor expectations. It is about being able to give and not want in return. Love cannot be seen nor touched. You cannot deny it, but it can be felt.

  • Asenathi by Asenathi
  • 1 year ago

Love is a feeling that no one can deny. It is not something that anyone can touch but can see and feel. It is all about sharing and caring and loving.

  • Sienna Mikkelsen by Sienna Mikkelsen
  • 1 year ago

Love, it's the hardest word you will ever say to someone.

  • Nady Xel by Nady Xel
  • 1 year ago

What I think about's easy to spell but difficult to say.

  • MIRY by MIRY
  • 1 year ago

Love is the thing that makes you feel like you are in heaven if the person looks at you. A second spent with you is like a year with you. Your love gives me strength each day, supports me, and fills me with pleasure, which illuminates my life. My heart won over any time you gaze at me. Your fixed looks drive me absolutely crazy. It is useless to try to leave without you because life is only meaningful when I am with you.

  • Given by Given
  • 1 year ago

It's crazy, and I love it. I'm enjoying it with my girlfriend.

  • Nelson by Nelson
  • 2 years ago

I like the poems here. I have a beautiful girl and a good relationship with her.

  • Michelle by Michelle
  • 2 years ago

Love is the thing that keeps you up all night because you'd rather talk to that person than sleep. Love can be the best feeling in the world and also the worst. It can bring you higher than you've ever been, build you, complete you, make you. Or it can tear you apart, completely destroy you, make you question everything you know, keep you up at night and wonder where things went wrong. Love is wanting someone else's happiness more than your own. Love is sacrifice. It is respect and selflessness, forgiveness. Love is the thing that makes the world worthwhile, makes your bed not seem lonely at night, your days without them so much longer and your years with them so much shorter. It is the thing that makes you look at that person and think about how you've never seen something so perfect.

  • Itama Hope Nancy by Itama Hope Nancy
  • 2 months ago

Yes, love makes you look stupid. It overwhelms you. It kills the monster in you, recreates you, and reshapes your character. Love is sweet.

  • Shugakayne by Shugakayne
  • 2 months ago

Love is like a gun. The bullets are the feelings. When love is triggered, the feelings spreads... When love touches you, it burns like a bullet. Your body, soul and mind are in flame. Love is when two imperfect hearts comes together to form one imperfect heart. Two imperfect people are meant for each other. Love is like a story book. The author is you and I. The readers are those we share it with. Love is like a seed, planted on the soil of a broken or perfect heart, nurtured by affection, care, sacrifices, perseverance, and forgiveness in order to germinate and grow into a cedar of love. Love is a school; we learn every day. Love is a race; only the strong and the brave makes it to the finish line. It doesn't matter who finished first. What matters is who completed the race. Love is like an airplane; love is the pilot. It controls your heart. Love is like a car; it drives you mad, but also it takes your heart to exotic places.

  • Katt by Katt
  • 8 months ago

Michelle, thank you for sharing this story, I'm searching for something to say at my friend's celebration of life. He passed in his sleep, and I believe he died of a broken heart. His wife, a friend of mine, had committed suicide a month earlier. His love for her and hers for him was all-consuming for them both. They shared the best of love and the worst. They made a promise to each other that their love would be forever. He kept that promise to her. I feel they are together now forever. Just where they want to be. Although their death has been very hard for me, at the same time I know and feel they are more in love now and that the worst is over. They are my Romeo and Juliet.

  • Tenisha Sterling by Tenisha Sterling
  • 1 year ago

That is true. Everything you said describes the love I have. I had and still have someone who has done everything you said.

  • Florence Ngwenya by Florence Ngwenya
  • 2 years ago

LOVE...What a word. Love is mutual respect, it's when you understand each other, when you connect two happy hearts. Loving someone means appreciation. Love can be expressed by many ways: supporting, encouraging, understanding. When we talk about love, we talk about the sensation that is infinity to reach...

  • Teddy Tsah by Teddy Tsah
  • 2 years ago

Love means scratching each other's back. You scratch my back, I scratch your back. When you first meet the one you love, you can go to the extent of doing anything to be with that person. That is what I call love.

  • Zuzu by Zuzu
  • 2 years ago

The first time I meet you, my eyes were always looking up to you. You then became my friends, my crush, my everything. Your smile made me blush, your personality was amazing. You stood by my side. You made me laugh, and sometimes you made me wanna cry. I forgave you because I loved you. The day I was going back home I really wanted to cry; I couldn't come to you and say good bye because I couldn't hold my tears, but finally I got your number. When you said you wanted to tell me something, I was worried. When you said you loved me, you made me so happy I said I love you too, when we started dating, you would share your most hurting stories about your family to me. You would always act stubborn, and that made me smile. Yu will always remain in my heart, in my mind, and in my you, Mihlali.

  • Brandon Anderson by Brandon Anderson
  • 3 years ago

Love is tough. Love survives through the worst of situations, and thrives through hope. Even when things seem hopeless love will find it's way.

  • Thobeka Hadebe Eshowe by Thobeka Hadebe Eshowe
  • 5 years ago

To love is when you show some one that you care, and always there for her and trust is very important and to be honest

  • sharina by sharina
  • 10 years ago

it really touches on the most basic of emotions when you feel these feelings for the first time with someone new it was written exactly how someone would feel I loved it .

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