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Lessons in Love
by Nate L Oakley
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.
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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
© 2009 – Nate’s Poetry Slate
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Reviewed by John Domino
Hi Nate,
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.

Anna
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!

~Z.
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,
Karen
Reviewed by Leann Marshall
Lovely write, and so true. Thanks for sharing this, Nate.
Leann
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,
Jill
Reviewed by Darryn Murphy
I like it:) Nice Job
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