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The Measure of Love
by Jackie S Brooks

Wednesday, August 20, 2003

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Just hearing the phrase 'The Measure of Love' today made me think...and this is the result.

The Measure of Love

Love is kind and never spiteful

Love affirms, does not destroy,

Love is vulnerable, not hard or hateful

Love does not sarcastic wit employ;

Love accepts our faults and foibles

Love does not try to change,

Love is spending time together, enjoyable

Love does not try to roam the range;

Love is two halves that make one whole

Love does not try to remain as 'single,'

Love means sharing heart and soul

Love retains the spark that makes you tingle;

Love is not afraid to apologise

Love does not store up grudges,

Love will never victimise

Love is fair and never judges;

Love is always being there

Love does not desert in times of trouble,

Love is showing that you care

Love with hardship does not crumble;

Love says "I Love You" everyday

Love does not take 'Love' for granted,

Love protects in every way

Love is nurtured once its planted;

Love has a gentle disposition

Love does not try to pigeonhole,

Love encourages free expression

Love never tries to take control.

True Love is Unconditional.

Jackie S Brooks
20 August 2003

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Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 8/21/2003
I loved this..beautiful, so beautifully written, thank you for sharing this!

Reviewed by Kate Clifford 8/21/2003
You ended it perfectly. Great write.
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight* 8/21/2003
Wow ... this is so beautiful! You covered all the bases. This piece will be honoured for many years to come! Into my library it goes.

Reviewed by Trish - The Trickster 8/21/2003
Wise beyond words...excellent write.
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 8/21/2003
10/ saving this....excellent!!!
Reviewed by Jaclynn Huntington 8/20/2003
Wise words so beautifully placed. Ones I need to post nearby to remind me that which I should be more grateful for.

Reviewed by E T Waldron 8/20/2003
Beautifully written Jackie,with a last line that sums it all!Superb!
Reviewed by Julie Donner Andersen 8/20/2003
Poignant and powerful in its truth. Well done, Jackie!

Julie :)
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 8/20/2003
"The Measure of Love" said it all that basic love is concerned.

I have enjoyed this building message. it touched me right on my learning soul, and it gave a beautiful picture for enduring relationship.

"The Measure of Love" strikes wonders and shows the way to a true enjoyment of togetherness.

I Salute You Author Poet Jacqueline Brooks.

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU

Reviewed by Floreann Cawley 8/20/2003
Magnificent write.Floreann
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 8/20/2003
So many things to remember, maybe that's why so many marriages fall apart. LOL Good poem. Lots of truth here.
Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw) 8/20/2003
Quite the measure, love is! Love is something that can never be put in a box... thank you for sharing this...
In Spirit,
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