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Love Can Bring You Back

Updated on August 5, 2011

Love is a temporary madness...It erupts like a volcano and then subsides, once its' lava flows out... and, when it subsides you have to make a have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part...~ Louis de Bernieres

I have known love's madness. At times I still do. But what about when the volcano of love subsides and your roots are entwined and the day goes on? What then? Do you try to ignite the volcano again, to have the molten hot lava of love overflow until you are consumed with raw and unadulterated passion over and over again? Can any relationship sustain this level of ardor? What about your job, your classes, your children? What about your lifetime goals?

Perhaps there is a level of love that mirrors passion, but allows the mind to concentrate and allows others access. Let's call it worn-in love. Love that is comfortable and forgiving, like the spot in your bed that fits your body, the favorite song that floats in your head as you go about your day, or the restaurant that knows how you like your steak and the waiter knows your name.

It's that kind of love that saves you. The one that brings you back when you are lost, that won't let you down when times are hard, the love that buoys you when your world is sinking. It is superpower love. Masquerading in it's alter ego, everyday life, until the call comes and it is there--igniting to flame or shining a steady light to save the day.

those days I didn't think

all feeling and carousels and rainbows

I think a lot now that love is broken in

like new jeans or shoes

filling the background

the lights of our stage

comfortable blues, but sometimes red

with tinfoil thunder and flashes of light

love has its own voice and I strain to hear

my own voice still

until it hurts and I hear myself cry out

love can take all you have and be hungry

but sometimes love wants nothing

finding you in places you'd forgotten

when you're lost

love can love you back

©Winsome Publishing 2010, All rights reserved

If you enjoyed this poem here are some other looks at the poetic side of love Love is the Happiness...  or Rapunzel's Gold... and if you want help stirring the passions of love, try Fanning the Flames of Love.


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    • Winsome profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

      Thank you Lita, it's a little like the song "Both Sides Now" I see love from more perspectives, but I still believe there is a magnificent creative and redemptive power in love--and passion. =:)

    • Lita C. Malicdem profile image

      Lita C. Malicdem 

      8 years ago from Philippines

      This poem tells us, how patient and unselfish love is."Love wants nothing finding you in places you'd forgotten when you're lost". It wins you back whenever you feel you are out. Nice thoughts!

    • Winsome profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

      Ha Ha Micky come on over and I'll give you a back rub. I found a vintage Oster barber type hand held massager at a little flea market and it'll vibravertebrate ya. =:)

      Mr Mystique, what an honor to have you in the neighborHUB. Thank you so much for the kind words. I'd love to know what you think of my other two poetry hubs so I'll follow my great guru friend RebeccaE's advice and put a link on this one.

    • Mystique1957 profile image


      8 years ago from Caracas-Venezuela


      This is beautiful poetry! Smooth, soothing, gentle! I did like it very much! Thanks for sharing!

      Thumbs up!

      warmest regards and infinite blessings,


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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Well my back hurts. I wish someone would love me back or love my back.

    • Winsome profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

      Thanks Ainehannah. Maybe I should have said like a fine Irish handbag. =:) Liked the Hope & Benson ones on your hub.

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      Aine O'Connor 

      8 years ago from Dublin

      This is lovely. Especially the " love is broken in like new jeans and shoes"

    • Winsome profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

      Thank you myownworld...I value your perception and gracious words. I find love to be like Aslan in the Narnia series, it is not tame, but it is good.

    • myownworld profile image


      8 years ago from uk

      .'...finding you in places you'd forgotten'....a simple yet lovely poem! Sometimes your feelings for someone you've been with for years feel just like 'comfortable blue'! Loved this...

    • Winsome profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

      My pleasure Madison22.

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      8 years ago from NYC

      Thanks for sharing this very nice poem!


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