Is There Such a Thing As True Love? Does True Love Exist? - a Poem

April is National Poetry Month

Here's an older poem I'm recycling for National Poetry Month. Write some poetry! Read some poetry! Enjoy poetry! #7

When is Love Real?

This is yet another “A.M. Poem” from my wee-hour scribblings, this time about the expression of love and what is really real. See below for more A.M. poems.


Young Couple in Love?
Young Couple in Love? | Source

I Love You...Really?

On the sappy movie—

Some damn chick flick—

A Greek god tells

A leggy blonde

That he loves her,

Almost carelessly,

So easily,

As if the words were easy

And had always been there.


She doesn’t seem surprised,

Flicks her long hair back,

Smiles easily,

With perfect teeth,

Repeating the same thing

To him now,

Perhaps automatically,

So simply,

As if there was never a question.


Were there any nerves involved?

Hesitation? Or doubt?

Seemed to be none…

None of the normal stuff,

No fear of rejection…

But assurance,

A confident smile,

A sure gaze,

Along with a smug, “I love you.”


My eyes harden

Towards the embracing couple.

I want to slap

That stupid blonde,

That bronzed dark god,

Because she is so calm...

And that can’t be

What it feels like

To hear those three words.



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BakerRambles 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

I really like the wordplay here, awesome poem, funny yet beautiful at the same time, so I'm voting up, awesome, funny, and beautiful. And of course i gotta follow ya, you are a wonderful writer, great flow of words you have.


Binaya.Ghimire 5 years ago

Flow of beautiful images easily comes in your poetry.

I think I understand your “A.M. Poem” because even my "creativity" flows after the midnight.


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Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

BakerRambles--Thanks for the awesome comments. Glad you liked it. I liked your being specific about the poem; it helps me to know what readers identify with. Binaya--good to see you again! Ah, like minds! I don't stay up as late as I used to when I wrote the "A.M. Poems," but I think I need to get back to that and let it flow!!


Poetic Fool 5 years ago

Victoria, yes! This always bugs me too! Glad to see I'm not the only one. Hearing those three words always raised as many questions as hopes, at least for me. Maybe my life has jaded my perspective but I suspect not. Wonderful job of expressing healthy skepticism. Voted up and awesome.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Fabulous A.M. Poem, funny, clever and well written, voting up.


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epigramman 5 years ago

...well love makes the world go round and so do your irresistable words of genuine sentiment, charm and wit .

lake erie time 5:49pm


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SilentReed 5 years ago from Philippines

I use to keep pen and paper besides my bed just in case an inspiration finds it's way out of unconscious sleep but I discontinue the practice for the reason in the poem .....

She comes

my secret muse,

a 4 A.M. tryst

half asleep

on auto mode

the pen writes

of love's odyssey

from covert night

a masterpiece,

at dawn's light

turns illegible

scribble,scribble

indecipherable :)


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Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

SilentReed--you just wrote a wonderful hub! Very clever! Have you published this poem here? If not, you should. It's lovely!

Wonderful comments, friends:

Poetic Fool--"healthy skepticism"--perfect description. Glad to see there are like minds out there.

Movie Master--thanks for all the adjectives to describe it!

Epi--"sentiment, charms, and wit"--what else could a girl ask for? Thanks, all!


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fpherj48 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Victoria....I love this. Just what an incurable cynic like myself needs....validation! Thanks....Up & awesome


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Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

I'm glad you like it! I'm an incurble cynic as well. Sometimes I think it's the reality of life that drives us to be that way, though. Glad I could validate a fellow cynic! Thanks so much for your comments.


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Lucky Cats 5 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

Victoria...I'm with you...how shallow and unfeeling...this is how I imagine those words are being spoken by the couple you've described. For me, it's full of emotion, wondering, questioning and nervousness...because when one says "I love you," they are opening themselves up and baring themselves to another who can "make or break" the moment. The empty and vapid ways in which "love' is being portrayed on so many levels' and by only the "perfect" people leaves me cold and removed...because, as far as I am concerned; such images don't represent love, at all. Yikes! Now, I've done it!!!! UP Awesome and Interesting!


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icciev 5 years ago from Kuwait

I feel of you slaping that girl on the face, what a nice Poem here, thanks for sharing. voted up


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makusr 5 years ago from India

Victoria,

Greetings from MAKUSR. I can clearly see your rejection of the crass commercialization of love. A person who is genuine feels troubled over this development. Thanks for sharing.

Lots of Love,

MAKUSR


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Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, Kathy, what you say is exactly what I was trying to portray. I always love your comments.

icciev--Thanks for your comments and the vote. I appreciate it!


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Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

MAKUSR--Greetings! "Crass commercialization of love" is a perfect way to describe it. Glad you came by. Good to see you again!


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ytsenoh 4 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

Perfect sarcastic rendition of plastic relationships. Thumbs up.


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sunkentreasure 4 years ago

SECRETS OF LOVE By BERNARD LEVINE

Make your love one feel special everyday.

Do not allow your lives to become routine -

prepare lots of different activities to enjoy.

Never take your loved one for granted.

Keep your love forever precious,

sacred and beautiful.

What you put into your love

is what you will get out of your love.

Enrich your lives with prayer.

Always be your partners best friend.

© Bernard Levine


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

ytsenoh--thanks! That's what I wanted to get across. Plastic. Exactly! Thanks for validating that.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

sunkentreasure--That's beautiful! And so many truths in your poem. I'm so glad you put the poem there! Thanks!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

PatriciaVogl--interesting perspective! But, how long does it last? Until the good looks fade? :-)


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ContentThreads 4 years ago from India

Thats nice Victoria. I loved the humor involved in it. Love poems are always sad and filled up with emotional bluff but this is a change. Keep it up. Looking for more.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, ContentThreads. I'm glad you like that this "love" poem is different! Thanks for reading. I do have more! haha


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ContentThreads 4 years ago from India

I am following you Victoria for more..lolz


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Cool, ContentThreads. I'm glad to hear that. Good to see yo again!


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

It is 2:50 AM in my place. I can so much relate these words.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

I don't think so, but I do think your poem is awesome!:)


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Wow, Vinaya, are you ever going to go to bed? I'm glad you can relate to the poem. :-)


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

True love exists, but only if lovers are true.


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Funny Victoria - I laughed because I do think I know what you mean but I met my true love. It exists to me - he makes me laugh and when I look at him I still feel my heart swell after 19 years! Lucky me:)


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

That's what matters, Sunshine. Thanks!


Sunnie Day 4 years ago

Hi Victoria..oh yes I understand what you are saying...Love is hard work and never perfect...shoot relationships in general...those beautiful people that make us want to gag go home and have the same problems and challenges that we all go through dont they? Maybe worse if you think about it..lol

Thanks for sharing..

Sunnie


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sweethearts2 4 years ago from Northwest Indiana

Hearing those three words can be as unnerving as saying them. Love can be full of fear as you wrote and sometimes looks different in the morning, just like SilentReed wrote.

May I add - your photo of perfect smiles, teeth, fitness, attitude and happiness makes me want to gag. Show me the truth - hard work and sweat.

I did love being loved by one who wasn't always perfect and didn't always have perfect timing and perfect words.

Thanks for sharing


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macquelinedc 4 years ago from Philippines

Definitely! I know a lot of lovers that stood the test of time. I can proudly say that my parents love for each other is true.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Wonderful comment, Perspycacious! How insightful and true. Love it!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

That's beautiful, RealHousewife. I've heard you say neat things about your husband before. It sounds like you have the real thing. You ARE very blessed. Thanks for the inspiring comment. :-)


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

So true, Sunnie Day. We all have our challenges...and relationships are one of them!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

sweethearts-Such sweet comments. I am glad you were blessed with real love, even though it's never perfect, is it? I had your same reaction about the photo. So plastic, artificial. Thanks for reading and commenting!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

macquelinedc--That's wonderful that true love lasts for some couples. Wish it happened more often!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Time to recycle this poem, written about 8 months ago, for National Poetry Month! Happy April!

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