"To Love or To Be In Love"

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Jan 03, 2012

To love or to be in love?
That is the question.
One that bears no answer,
But a burden it is to ask it.

The heart carries so much weight
To love or to be in love
How does it know the difference?

When it falls, does it not skip a beat?
When it breaks, does it not mend itself back together?
When it loves, does it still not bleed?

And how many times has it endured such pain as to lose a loved one?
How many times has it kept on beating though the love had died?

To love or to be in love,
How does the heart know?
When it holds so much room for the both?

© Copyright NMJ 2012

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A.A. Zavala 4 years ago from Texas

Like the Incubus song says, "Love hurts, but sometimes it's a good hurt and it makes me feel like I'm alive." Your love is real and treasured, and will find a home soon.


Ghaelach 4 years ago

Hi Nikki.

A lovely poem.

Hope you aren't writing about your own heart.

The words that you write seem to be true with the last verse and especially the last line being very true.

Take care Nikki.

LOL Ghaelach


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Nikkij504gurl 4 years ago from Louisiana Author

thanks you guys! my heart, everyones heart. they all beat and bleed just the same.


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Mentalist acer 4 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

Love Is Loveliest Of Emotions Once Obsession Is Sentimental.;-))

Lovely Jen.;-))


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Sheila Lee 4 years ago from Canada

Very beautiful Nikkij. Beautiful words.


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Nikkij504gurl 4 years ago from Louisiana Author

acer...who's Jen? lol thanks anyway and thanks sheila.


Poetic Fool 4 years ago

Lovely piece, Nikki. You liked a quote I put up on my FB status earlier part of which read: "No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader."

This is a perfect example. It's easy to tell this is from the heart, that it is genuine. Whatever you're going through, I'm sorry. Warm thoughts and wishes are going your way. Take care, my friend.


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Nikkij504gurl 4 years ago from Louisiana Author

thanks poetic fool. that quote is very true. and i am glad you felt the emotion here. yes all my poetry pretty much comes from the heart, or a dark place of a my mind. either way i hope my readers always enjoy the outcome.


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Senoritaa 4 years ago

Absolutely loved the end to the poem. Great work.


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Nikkij504gurl 4 years ago from Louisiana Author

thanks madame senoritaa!


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Jspot 4 years ago from Flames of water and love

A wonderful thought blending into the question. Beautiful and up Nikki j. Lovely words always.


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Nikkij504gurl 4 years ago from Louisiana Author

thank ya j. havent seen yu around here lately.


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Jspot 4 years ago from Flames of water and love

I was banned for a few months


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Nikkij504gurl 4 years ago from Louisiana Author

oh really? why was that??


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Cheeky Girl 4 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

Nikki, this is powerful and I know where it comes from. Wow! And yup, Jason is now following me! LOL! Do you believe in second chances?

To Love or Be in Love, that is the Question! I love this poem! And you mean the world to me as a friend! And Cathy too! I hope things work out okay! *Hugs you lots!*


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Nikkij504gurl 4 years ago from Louisiana Author

Thanks Cassie. Hugs to you too. I've had my second chances and all they brought was second failures. lol not saying people dont deserve second chances and if any one does Jason does, but its not about chances here. and he did great the first time around, just sometimes things dont happen the way we plan or want them to. Yall are good friends too. Thanks so much for the support.


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rdsparrowriter 4 years ago

Heart touching ... Though it says that time is the healer, what you do with that time only heals you .. when you are broken, it makes you stronger.. failure is not being a loser .. a stepping stone for a new begining .. wish you the best! take care and may God Bless You!!


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Nikkij504gurl 4 years ago from Louisiana Author

thanks rdsparrowriter. Your words are very true and kind.


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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

Well written, Nicole.Voted up

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