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Seek not love ...it isn't there....a poem

Updated on October 1, 2013

Why continue to search for a perfect dream
when sleep comes at such a cost
and you say
"All I wanted was love"
yet all is not lost

And for those who think they have it
beware of the illusions
Laying there now in tears and regrets stroking
tender contusions

I say leave it be let it all go until you learn
it has to come from inside
Until you love yourself too
happiness continues to hide

I'm sorry if I hurt you yet I 've learned
It's always better to be real
And just how long do we give this
what more can we feel

Yes my love .....learn to love yourself first
and foremost it just has to be
And then .....there'll be no pain in love
your heart can love pain free









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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Wonderful, Wonderful thank you

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      Beth37 3 years ago

      "I say leave it be let it all go until you learn

      it has to come from inside

      Until you love yourself too

      happiness continues to hide"

      Too true.

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      ahorseback 3 years ago

      Oh Beth ! we know don't we !.....I feel your thoughts ! Hugs !....your buddy Ed.

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      ahorseback 3 years ago

      Eric ! Buddy , somehow I think you always understand !........:-}

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      Kari Shinal 3 years ago from Fayetteville, NC

      Ed, I here your words well. It has taken me a long time to see past the surface and realize that the first person to figure out in love, is yourself. And that if love is inside, it will be found outside. Well said!

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      If we have it inside, we can share it with others.

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      Genna East 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      "Until you love yourself too

      happiness continues to hide..."

      Beautiful words, beautifully expressed - full of wisdom and knowledge of self. Voted Up ++. :-0

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      Karen Silverman 3 years ago

      Sigh..this one touched me today Cowboy. My son's gf just broke up with him. He is devastated - and FAR better off.

      Her disdain for both HIM and HERSELF were very apparent, and i worried for my sweet, giving son's future.

      Life and LOVE sure ain't for the weak of heart, eh?

      sharing, my friendxx

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      ahorseback 3 years ago

      Karen , take him in your arms and hug him , listen , it is all we can do . Hugs !....your Buddy !

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      K.A.E Grove 3 years ago from Australia

      So wise true and touching, a wonderful poem on the secret of love

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. Lovely sentiments Ed. It is so true we must first learn to love ourselves before we can truly love another. Pearling this one.

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