A Love Poem: Carry Me to Love

The rose - often symbolized in love poems.
The rose - often symbolized in love poems. | Source

Love Poems

Love poems take many forms. There are sonnets, haiku, poetic prose, rhyming verse and the list goes on.

Love poems are often written depicting love as a fickle and, unfortunately, elusive emotion. Nearly everyone searches for it; they are willing to endure pain to find it. It can be as fleeting as it is fickle, such is the nature of love.

In pure form, we love our children, we love our parents, we love our friends. That love is often where we learn to love a mate.

The proliferation of love poems, the exuberance and the agony, demonstrates that we are, and always will be, seekers of the perfect half other half, the perfect love.

Shakespeare, Yeats, Byron, Browning, Shelly, even Poe - all masters at writing about love in its many forms, from the humorous to the tragic to the other worldly.

I will add one more love poem the fray. It is an observation of the pervasiveness of the search and the pain that can sometimes accompany it looking for the perfect love.

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Carry Me to Love

Carried on the winds of courage

I present my heart;

Pristine, pure, just for you.


To love you, even in the face of fear,

Sends me catapulting to a place of bliss

Lifting, soaring without wings, lightening swift.


No net to catch me if I fall

Spiraling back to earth in a torrent of pain.

Love is trial by fire, or crossing the ever burning desert sands

With no oasis, not even a mirage, to quench the thirst, douse the flames.


Ahhh, but once again, fate releases me and I move on,

Breathless, blistering from apathetic love

Tossed carelessly aside, crushed, bruised, burned.


Copyright: Cynthia Turner, March 15, 2013

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carol7777 3 years ago from Arizona

Lovely poem...You did a great job.


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Learning to love starts from your parents or other family members, and the more you know about love the better you can show your children. A lovely poem on Carry Me To Love.


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xstatic 3 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

The heart's choices are often not ones that a rational mind would make, causing much "trial by fire." Very good poem.


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Hi Carol, Thank you for the positive feedback on Carry Me to Love.


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Hello DDE, You are so correct, we must show love to our children so that they are able to show love to others. Thank you for appreciating the poem.

Take care.


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Isn't that so true - sometimes the heart doesn't make the most rational choices.

Thanks for leaving a comment.


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cat on a soapbox 3 years ago from Los Angeles

Hi Cyndi,

Nicely done! Your comments on both the power and importance of love were great. The poem is absolutely beautiful. You've decribed those all too familiar feelings so well! Thank you for sharing. :)


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sholland10 3 years ago from Southwest Missouri

Oh, the joys and pains of love. You captured it perfectly! Thanks for sharing this beautiful poem. Votes and shared!


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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Love can be so painful, especially young love. Beautiful poem.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and beautiful. Even though love can be wonderful it can also hurt deeply. Loved this and passing it on.


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Hello Catherine, Thanks so much for leaving such a wonderful comment about Carry Me to Love. Love is so complex, I think we could live to be a hundred and it would still be powerful and always changing. We can't live without it.

Take good care.


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

I am so glad you enjoyed Carry Me to Love. I am happy if I even remotely come close to finding the words that "capture" love. Thank you for reading.

Take care!


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Hello Blossom, Thank you for reading Carry Me to Love. Ah, yes, young love can be the most painful of all because it's so new and so intense, as is everything when we are young. But to look back at that young love, it like this delicious memory to be savored. Thankfully, the edge to any hurt is gone and we only remember the sweetness.

Take good care.


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Hello Gypsy Rose, Thanks for the vote and for sharing Carry Me to Love. You are so right. That pain from love lost or ignored or whatever can be a deep, deep pain. Usually time mellows it out, but if the love was intense enough, the memory never quite leaves us and may surface at odd times.

Take good care and enjoy your weekend across the sea!


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

Love is such a complicated thing, love and pain, we can't live with it but definitely can't live without it, your poem was beautiful, nell


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

Fabulous poem, Marvin Gaye video and photo! Great collaboration!


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Hi Nell, so, so true. Thank for yur positive comment.


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Hi there. Marvin was e master. Glad you liked his little touch to my poem. Take care,


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ishwaryaa22 3 years ago from Chennai, India

A wonderfully versed poem! Here you have a unique way with words. Well-done!

Thanks for SHARING. Beautiful & Awesome. Voted up


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Hi Ishwaryaa, Thank for reading Carry Me to Love and enjoying the poem. I appreciate the positive feedback and votes!

Have a creative week!


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

Cyndi this was very well done.. bravo :)


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York

And a lovely poem you've added to the fray! "hurdling to a place of bliss" boy we can sure interpret that in a million ways.

Voted up and awesome.


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carolinemd21 3 years ago from Close to Heaven

Beautiful poem of love. Thank you for sharing. :)


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Good Morning Frank, Thanks for checking out Carry Me to Love. I always appreciate your visit to my work!

Take care and have a creative day.


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Hello tillsontitan, Ah yes, open to interpretation in so many ways. Anyway, thanks for taking a look. I'm so happy you enjoyed the read.

Take care!


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Hello Caroline, I glad you had a few moments to read Carry Me to Love. Thanks for leaving a positive comment about it. Take care.


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epigramman 3 years ago

Good morning Cynthia - well I see that we are both on a lovey dovey poetic kick as I just wrote my love poem as well.

I certainly do love your one especially that last line about being "tossed carelessly aside' ...... a very enthusiastic hub-bravo for such true words from your beautiful poetic heart ......

Sending you good thoughts and good energy from lake erie time ontario canada 7:38am

p.s. - love this title, too.


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Hi Epi, Hope you had a great night.

Thanks so much for taking a look at Carry Me to Love. We all want love to lift us up and carry us away, don't we? And we love to write about it! I'm so pleased you had such positive words to say about my poem.

Looking out for your next love poem.

Soaking up all that good energy from Lake Erie! Take good care.


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Darknlovely3436 3 years ago from NewYork

Writing is one of my passion.. however i can connect to most thing

however, writing a love poem is a challenge for me

well i guess you have to experience real love to really.. write a love poem


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Hi, It's so easy to get lost in writing, just like love. Take the leap and most of the time it works out great.

Glad you took a look at my poem. I look forward to your poems. (Nothing like a good stretch out of our comfort zone.)


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

This is beautiful and powerful. Voted up.


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Hello Raja, Thank you for such nice feedback and the vote up.


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ignugent17 3 years ago

Your words are full of intensity and it is really full of love. :-)

Voted up and beautiful.


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

I appreciate you reading Carry Me to Love and the positive feedback you have given.

Take care!


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ubanichijioke 2 years ago from Lagos

The opening intro to the poem was great. Love could be anything from good to bad and painful or sweet. Just holding on to life in such circumstances can be a source of hope where love fails. Good write! Carry on!!


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Cyndi10 2 years ago from Georgia Author

Thank you so much for leaving such a positive comment about Carry Me to Love. I am happy that you appreciated my efforts.

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