Real Love: A Poem


Why don’t you pull up a park bench?

Sit there and listen to our lives rushing past

Intermingling with each other as we reflect

Reveling in the moment is better than transfixed reveries

Finally, reality is an improvement on our dreams


We all know happily ever after has no problems

But without them, we wouldn’t be here today

We lean on each other through every obstacle

True love is difficult but worth the fight

Real life is the glue that binds our hearts


So, hold my hand as we share our humanity

I’m no princess and you’re no knight

Every moment doesn't drip with romance

I’m convinced that’s how it’s meant to be

Because every weakness is held with acceptance


Why don’t you pull up a park bench?

Sit there and listen to our lives rushing past

Intermingling with each other as we reflect

Reveling in the moment is better than transfixed reveries

Finally, reality is an improvement on our dreams


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Darknlovely3436 5 years ago from NewYork

love your poem, and the way in which you see this thing called love..True love is difficult but worth the fight

sometimes it worth the fight.....sometimes.


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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks, Darknlovely3436! Yes, when it's not quite right, it's not always worth it. Thanks for commenting! :)


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FloraBreenRobison 5 years ago

People can lose a lot in life searching for perfection. The opposite is also true, where people may be so used to things turning out badly, they sabatage themselves. There needs to be a middle ground. Beautiful.


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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Those are some wise words, FloraBreenRobison! We all need to find balance in love. Thanks so much! :)


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Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

your amazing group of words created the moment.. I loved it with an up and awesome!


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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Thank you, Frank Atanacio! I appreciate your feedback; thanks for voting. :)


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caramellatte 5 years ago

Beautiful poem.


5 years ago

Voted up.

The repetition of the first stanza at the end gives the poem a special sense of balance.

Blessings.


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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

caramellatte: Thanks! I'm glad you liked it. :)

f: Thanks for voting! That's exactly what I was going for, so thanks for noticing. :)


jami l. pereira 5 years ago

Voted up ,awesome and beautiful ,because it is ! :)


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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks so much! :)


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Lord De Cross 5 years ago

You took me right to the very end Erin. Is a harsh living that we learned to live with. True love can be far away, but is worth the try, Otherwise what's the purpose of life.

LORD


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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

lord de cross: Yes, love is a crucial part of living. Thanks for commenting! :)


5 years ago

This is another intriguing line:

'Reveling in the moment is better than transfixed reveries'.


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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Thank you! I like how 'reveling' and 'reveries' sound similar. Sometimes we (or at least I do) get lost in daydreams and wishful thinking, instead of basking in the reality that God has given us every day.


5 years ago

Yes, I see.

I wonder if this is 'better' in an absolute sense, or a passingly inclination.

Blessings.


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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

I'm not sure if I quite know what you are saying, but it's good to get away from real life sometimes. It's a coping mechanism I believe humans are built with. Although, living too much in an idealistic world will create naivety or an attitude of unresponsibility.


5 years ago

In any case, poetry is to a considerable extent related to the imagination. And specifically Christian poetry also is about truth.


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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

That's very true!


5 years ago

So I suppose, my point is really, that while the arts in their fullest sense (poetry, painting, jewelry, tattoos, sculpture, etc) work on and stimulate the creative and imaginative powers, yet also there is a need for constraints, and channeling, with a basic framework of truth as well, for the Christian engaged in creative work.

(If this makes sense.)

Blessings.


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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

I think I understand to some extent. In all things, as a Christian, we should glorify God. Any avenue of art should be positive, moral, and filled with love and truth.


5 years ago

Amen!

Blessings.


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Tracey Khan 5 years ago from London

Great poem!

Love the lines:

Why don’t you pull up a park bench?

Sit there and listen to our lives rushing past


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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks, Tracey! That first line just popped into my head and I knew I had to write a poem that used it. Thanks for commenting. :)


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Cyndi10 4 years ago from Georgia

Lovely. I agree with Tracy about the lines. Great poem for Valentine's Day.


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savanahl 4 years ago

What a great poem on real love. Happy Valentine's Day


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Ebower 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Cyndi10: Thanks! I thought it might be appropriate for today. :)

savanahl: Thank you! I always appreciate your feedback. Happy Valentine's Day to you as well!


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Charu Bhatnagar 4 years ago from India

So beautiful. your thoughts and expressions are always marvellous.


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Ebower 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Charu Bhatnagar: Thanks so much!


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AJApril 4 years ago from Between Nowhere and Somewhere

What a lovely poem. I hope to write like that someday.


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Ebower 4 years ago from Georgia Author

AJApril: Thank you. You're sweet! I'm sure you write wonderfully.


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AJApril 4 years ago from Between Nowhere and Somewhere

You're welcome! And thank you, I'd like to believe so.

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