A Love Poem to Carry Me to Love
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 to the fray. It is an observation of the pervasiveness of the search and the pain that can sometimes accompany looking for the perfect love.
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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