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What Is True Love?

Updated on June 28, 2012
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Do You Pass the Test?

Many people claim to love,

But prove themselves wrong.

Because of their actions-

Sure ain't no love song.


What is this love-

What is this feeling?

Look deep inside,

And discover its meaning.


Saying yes when no is easier,

Saying no because its best,

It's dying to your self,

For in reality its a test.


Sacrificing ones wants,

Meeting someone's needs.

Giving up ones desires,

Hearing their pleas.


Treating everyone equally,

No matter the look nor race.

No one is the top dog,

Get your ego back in place.


Believing in someone,

When no one else will.

Risking mockery and scorn,

To help someone believe.


Keeping on giving,

When there's no more to give.

Because in the end,

You won't have to forgive-


Forgiving yourself for what you could of done,

Those moments you might of missed.

It's really not a mystery,

Or a complicated twist.


Loving is a simple lifestyle,

Of doing what you know.

The first things you were taught,

As you began to grow.


Many people claim to love,

But prove themselves wrong.

Because of their actions-

Sure ain't no love song.

Here is Some More Poetry of Mine

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Thanks again joshi! :)

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      Ashish Joshi 5 years ago from India

      It's your work that's reaping love from everyone.

      Keep smiling Joshua...

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Aww, thanks so much, that just made me smile! :)

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      Ashish Joshi 5 years ago from India

      Oh...so welcome!!! I've been following your work of late and you're one talent to watch out for.

      Keep soaring...wishes!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Thanks ashish!

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      Ashish Joshi 5 years ago from India

      'up' and 'awesome' simply for the last stanza...

      Love, I believe, either it is there or it's not.

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Thanks so much coffee!

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Sure ain't no love song without LOVE. And what a dull world it would be. Your poetry is striking and the words got lustre! Voted awesome! Cheers!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Thanks for stopping by, yes exactly, love is a process! Thanks for reading and voting!

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      Ann1Az2 5 years ago from Orange, Texas

      Josh, I like the line "the first things you were taught as you begin to grow." We don't realize true love until we grow and mature. Very well put. Voted up.

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Thanks for the votes and comments gypsy!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Thanks so much cloud! I appreciate the compliment, it was encouraging and very thoughtful of you!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Thanks for commenting and voting Lisa!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Thanks Rina for stopping by!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Thanks Rah! I appreciate you stopping by!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. Love is a game of give and take. Loved this poem.

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      Voted up on all levels josh3418, this poem is very intense, and truly clever as well.

      I think of love in many ways, but never have I thought to see it in the format you've presented here.

      You definitely have a awesome talent with writing and a unique way of expressing yourself through creative poetry. Nice!!!

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      Lisa Williams 5 years ago

      I really enjoyed this lovely poem. I voted up!

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      Rina Pinto 5 years ago from Dubai - UAE

      So very Deep .. loved every bit as i read .. So True a Love a Life still undone - A Journey just begun .. God Bless ya .... I just read the Spiritual side of it .. although it has a Worldly side .. Great - Like the silver coin which has 2 sides .. Aha .. what a discovery!

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      NO better a description... my friend Josh...

      beautiful work my friend

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Aww thanks so much! Have a great night and hopefully see you tomorrow!

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      mwilliams66 5 years ago from Left Coast, USA

      Believing in someone,

      When no one else will.

      Risking mockery and scorn,

      To help someone believe.

      These words struck a chord in me Josh. Beautifully written.

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Thanks very much Suzette! I appreciate the visit and the kind words!

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      Suzette Walker 5 years ago from Taos, NM

      Beautiful poem and how right you are! You are wise beyond your years.

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Thank you very much! :.)

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      shalini sharan 5 years ago from Delhi

      i loved your work josh

      you indeed defined true love, it is indeed easier saying no but a yes comes out automatically, i loved this

      voted up and sharing

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Thanks for reading and commenting epi!

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      epigramman 5 years ago

      ....well I have fallen 'deeply' in love with a beautiful lady who lives in another part of the world online and ironically at the Hub although she was banned - lol - you can tell I love bad girls - lol - although in respect she is a good person and didn't deserve such treatment - and I am madly in love with her - so yes that is my testimony and she is my muse so I have written love poetry for the first time in my life about her and to her - she is the other half of my beating heart - so you see what your magnificent poem did to me - it brought all of these emotions out - so thank you for that - my talented young friend - I see a star in the making here, Vincent Moore, check out VM for the really good stuff and the epi-man if you want something a little different in the poe-tree genre - and sending you warm wishes and good energy from lake erie time ontario canada 6:12am

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Thanks for stopping by! :)

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      Darrylmdavis 5 years ago from Brussels, Belgium

      I enjoyed this

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting, I appreciate it! :)

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      KatrineDalMonte 5 years ago

      Lovely poem, a great exploration of love, that eternal matter of heart...

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Thank you very much for stopping by! :) Appreciate the compliment!

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      Mandar Karandikar 5 years ago from Ratlam, India

      Hey Josh, nice poem.

      What is this love-

      What is this feeling?

      Look deep inside,

      And discover its meaning.

      Wonderful lines. Voted up and beautiful. :)

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Thanks for stopping by Mary! :)

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      maryhill047 5 years ago

      That was a thought provoking poem, good job.

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Thanks JL!

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      Jennifer Vasconcelos 5 years ago from Cyberspace and My Own World

      Simply Love-ly and so true.

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Aww, that was a great compliment, so nice of you! :)

      I really appreciate it Why!

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      WhydThatHappen 5 years ago

      From what I've seen I'm usually not a fan of poetry on hubpages, but this one's really good. Good work Josh

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Aww, thanks so much! I appreciate your kind words till!

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      So much wisdom for one so young ;) I think this would make a perfect song...maybe you could put it to music and sell it!

      Voted up and beautiful.

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Lovedoctor, thanks for the compliment and votes! Yes actions are very powerful!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Aww thanks so much Joyce! :)

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Christy, thanks for stopping by! :)

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Lifegate, thanks so much! :)

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      lovedoctor926 5 years ago

      There is so much truth in this article. Actions do speak louder than words. Voted up and awesome. I'm voting interesting too.

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      The line about treating everyone equally really resonates with me. Peace for you my friend.

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      This is poem is totally beautiful. Voted up and awesome, Joyce.

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      William Kovacic 5 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Josh,

      It seems like you've really taken to this poetic thing. Keep up the good work!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Awwwwww, shining, that was too sweet of you! :) Thanks for being such a loyal fan! I reallly appreciate it! :)

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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Josh my poetic friend - You are one heck of an awesome writer! Beautifully written and powerful message sent.

      Keep it up.

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Pennt, thanks for stopping by and complimenting me! :)

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Thanks for your wonderful compliment and insight fairy godmother! :) I appreciate your loyalty to me! :)

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Thanks uncle Bill for your encouragement all the time! :) I really appreciate it! :)

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Thanks for stopping by Dave! :) Yes love has so many interpretations!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Thanks for the votes and comments CWB! :)

      And yes you are right I always mess up the ofs and haves, which is sad, because I love English! :) Always use the of as the verb because it sounds so deceiving! :) lol Will edit it now, thanks my editor in chief :)

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Thanks Dotty for stopping by and commenting! :)

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Aww, thanks Michelle, so very nice of you! :) I will keep it up because of my awesome support from friends like you! :)

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Thanks so much hub mom for that encouraging compliment! :) And for the votes! :)

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Thanks snow, too kind! :)

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      myownlife, thanks so much for that compliment! :)

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Thanks for stopping by M, appreciate it! You are so loyal to me! And for that I am truly grateful!

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      pennyofheaven 5 years ago from New Zealand

      Authentic love is a very powerful thing. In its many shades and tints and hues it is what is naturally arising. A very deep and meaningful poem. Thanks for sharing.

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      Shauna L Bowling 5 years ago from Central Florida

      Nice poem Josh! I sense two "loves" here. While certainly, one cannot be in love without loving, one most definitely can love without being in love. I think that's where many relationships go wrong. You may think you're in love because of the awe, wonder and butterflies in the tummy, but when reality sets in, the tables turn and loving is lost.

      If we all treat each other with love, as you say in different words, the world will be a better place. We'd laugh more, stop and smell the roses, and if you happen to actually fall in love - well, that's a bonus!

      Nice going, kiddo.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Very nice nephew! Simply stated and all true. You have a nice cadence in your poetry and the message is right on!

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      Dave Mathews 5 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Love, though only a "Four Letter" Word has a way of having so many different meanings to all people.

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      Civil War Bob 5 years ago from Glenside, Pennsylvania

      Civil War Bob says...good job, Josh...voted up, beautiful, and interesting.

      English Editor Bob suggests: In stanza 8, "could of done" to "could have done" and "might of missed" to "might have missed". Enjoy your day and keep hubbing! ;)

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      dotty1 5 years ago from In my world

      Really enjoyed this .... and such good use of words

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      Michelle Taylor 5 years ago from New Jersey

      Your poetry just keeps getting better and better! Keep it up :-)

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      Terrye Toombs 5 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Very beautiful, Josh. Expressive and with a very positive message. Nicely done. :) Voted up and more.

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      snowdrops 5 years ago from The Second Star to the Right

      Great poem and neat style of writing. Voted up!

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      myownlife 5 years ago from london

      Honesty really power stanzas, specially

      Treating everyone equally,

      No matter the look nor race.

      No one is the top dog,

      Get your ego back in place.

      Great Great lines you have created

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Saying yes when no is easier.. lol, this one is very true. Can't help but smile and think of those forgotten days..when we claim to be inlove..

      Very neat and full of words J. Inspired? :)