Lessons in Love
by Nate L Oakley
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I've learned a lot about love and myself over the last year. I hope I can take what I've learned and be a better man for it.
Love is gained and love is lost
Love can come at such a cost
As warm as sun, or cold as frost
And yet, for love we strive
A touch, a smile, a lasting sigh
Love’s joys ‘til echoed with goodbye
For love we’ll spread our wings and fly
Since love keeps us alive
As tender as a summer rain
Or violent as a hurricane
The art of love’s hard to explain
But, oh…. Love keeps us grounded
I’ve gained, I’ve lost, I know love’s art
The good and bad – I’ve lived each part
And still, deep down within my heart
On love I know I’m founded
I’m not perfect; I’ve paid my dues
I’ve hurt, I’ve scarred, and I’ve confused
I’ve lost my head – this is not news
‘tis now a bridge I’ve burned
When life is simple, love is kind
I now know this with heart and mind
And someday soon, I know I’ll find
The “one” for which I’ve yearned
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|Reviewed by John Domino
Love is a great topic. We can't really explain it; we can't see it; we become very emotional because of it; we can't live long without it; yet we know that it is this incredible invisible force that can take us by storm. Thanks Nate. I'll go to my writing mode room now and write a new poem.
Peace be with you,
John Michael Domino
|Reviewed by Shirley Houston
|Sweetly penned. I loved this poet!|
|Reviewed by JMS Bell
|THIS IS BEAUTIFUL WORK ...YOUR RHYME SCHEME IS JUST PERFECT. I ENJOYED THIS WORK AND THANKS FOR SHARING. GOD BLESS.
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
|Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
|Absolutely wonderful write Nate! The flow of your poem is magic.
|Reviewed by Z McClure
|PRECIOUS truths captured concisely, reflecting back experience the way a diamond sparkles!! This one sparkles true!
Thanks for writing this one,Nate!
|Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
|Such wonderful flow, beautiful pen.|
|Reviewed by Liana Margiva
|EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva|
|Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
|We love, we lose, we brush ourselves off and try again, very endearing....
Be always safe,
|Reviewed by Leann Marshall
|Lovely write, and so true. Thanks for sharing this, Nate.
|Reviewed by Jill Eisnaugle
|Well, Hello Stranger,
Welcome back to AD! We both deserve the best in happiness. I wish you the best of luck in your search for Ms. Right. Just promise me you'll take it easy! ;-) Nice poem. You haven't lost your touch, I see.
All the best,
|Reviewed by Darryn Murphy
|I like it:) Nice Job|