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When it is right

Updated on July 12, 2013

True Love


When it is real

In this day where so many love and leave

There is a couple I want you to meet

A couple young by comparison

But so much wiser than most

A courtship started

In the halls of middle school

Carefully crafted over time

Proms and dances

Homemade cards

Old-fashioned romances

Souls joined by shared successes

Supportive, creative

Loving caresses

Comfortable together

No matter the setting

Trust and friendship

Determination and commitment

Yes. This young couple

Serve as an example

For couples of any age

Decisions they make

Are made with each other in mind

Which is just one of the reasons

Why they continue to stand the test of time

My praise for them

Could go on and on

So I will stop right here

And ask that you listen

To the link I’ve provided

So you can hear for yourself

Not take my word for it

What true love sounds like

When it is real

When it is right

True Love



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      ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

      They really do exemplify what a healthy, loving and supportive relationship should look like if a couple is to be successful.

      I am also very fortunate in that I have such a close relationship with my son's girlfriend. It is true that when one marries, he or she marries a family. I have seen that be a positive thing. I have seen that disconnect destroy marriages. Sorry. Kind of went off on a tangent there...

      Thanks for reading and listening.


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      Suzette Walker 3 years ago from Taos, NM

      This poem and the song are just beautiful. Your son and his girlfriend do seem to have found true love. Both of their voices intertwined in this song are exquisite. They are so fortunate to have found one another and I wish them the best. Your poem expresses that love so well. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Good Afternoon Colin,

      I have fed my pussycat and walked my dogs. I have worked on editing a manuscript for a friend of mine. Now, I open my HP and here I find, the generous man who is one of a kind. Thank you for your sweet words. Sending to you good energy and good thoughts as well. I hope you are able to enjoy your sunny day as I will try to enjoy mine.

      All My Best,


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      epigramman 4 years ago

      Good morning Kim and I just love the old fashioned sensibility here and how you built it up as if it were a dream to remember in my cinematic mind. I took your words to be very loving, deep, soulful and kind and they were very visual in a lyrical way.

      I will post your wonderful work here with much enthusiam and pride to my FB page for everyone to see and read.

      I am wishing you a happy and pleasant good morning from lake erie time 11:04am upon waking up from my night shift sleep and it's a beautiful sunny day here with two well fed pussycats and my first cup of coffee.

      Sending to you good energy and good thoughts from Colin, Little Miss Tiffy and Mister Gabriel

      p.s. - love your title here by the way - it's eloquent and direct

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      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina

      My Dearest Max,

      My response to you is a revised version of one of my poems:

      Not missing you

      made Spring more Sprung

      You have not been missed

      instead a delightful surprise

      in suit and tie

      Missing you would have meant

      a certain kind of blindness

      You have not been missed

      rather appreciated, valued and regarded

      Best to you my dear friend and muse,


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      Max Havlick 4 years ago from Villa Park, Illinois

      Dearest Kim, Here is a new American sonnet (really experimental!), which just this moment I have written specially for you in necessarily muted response to your poetry here and your other beautiful continuing work on HubPages which obviously delights and enlightens so many readers! I am so proud of you, and so happy to see your growing and appreciative audience.


      Regarding you,

      I've felt it too,

      like words of dew,

      and not a few,

      when eyes were new,

      but you were too,

      when skies were blue,

      but you were too,

      when we were few,

      like sunshine dew,

      alone with you,

      in arms with you,

      I always knew

      that I loved you.

      Max, July 29, 2013

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      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina


      Greetings! I agree. I believe there is someone out there for everyone. I also appreciate you listening to the song as that was impetus for the poem. Thank You.

      Best Always,


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      Rosemary Sadler 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Your poem is a beautiful lead up to a lovely song. True love is hard to find but I believe there is someone out there for everyone.

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      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina


      Greetings! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such nice comments.

      Best Always,


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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 4 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Kim, I love romantic poems and this is a lovely one. Real love is so healing and so hard to find for some. This poem is beautiful. Thanks for writing it.

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      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina


      Your support is much appreciated.


      Thanks for the up and share.

      Wishing a great weekend for all.

      Best Always,


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      Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Awww, True love, (sigh), how wonderful it is when one gets to experience that. Beautiful poem, Kim...UP/A and sharing. :)

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      Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain

      Wonderful writing..Perfect song. Bravo!!!

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      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina


      Maybe this one is about you.

      If the poem captures the love you have in your life, then by all means-

      yes, this is a poem about you. Smiles.

      Thank you for stopping by and leaving a kind comment.

      Best Always,


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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Ahhhh! wrote a poem about me?....Well almost. This is a beautiful example of a love that endures.

      Splendid work.

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      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina


      Thank you for the vote and kind words.

      Best Always,


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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and beautiful. A wonderful about true love.

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      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina


      I am so glad you stopped by. Yes. Heartwarming.

      Best Always,


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      Lurana Brown 4 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      So heartwarming! It is wonderful to hear of real true love. ~Lurana

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      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina


      It is easy to present something admirably when it is true. Smiles. Thanks for stopping by and a Happy Weekend to you, too.


      Thanks for the kind comments.


      No, Thank You!


      Yes. This sort of love reminds us that there IS hope for the rest of us. Thank you for your vote and share. I agree the song has a rawness and simplicity to it which I thought worked really well, and I am indeed very proud of these two young people. Your support is always so appreciated.


      Your comments are always so uplifting as is your support. Thank you for being you.

      Best Always,


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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Dearest Kim,

      This is such a very beautiful poem here describing when it is real, right and true. True love never dies!

      Excellent piece.

      Voted up ++++ and sharing

      God bless, Faith Reaper

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York


      What a perfect set up for the song that followed! You had my heart opened and ready for what was to come. I did very much enjoy the song, partially, it's simplicity and rawness. I love feeling emotions come through in music.

      Okay... I think I'm catching on... you are a lucky mother and you have an equally lucky son!

      Best to the both of you!

      Hugs, dear!

      Up and others... sharing too!


      Love, it is always bittersweet for me. I love to see true love; it brings joy to my heart and reminds me that it IS possible for us all. Bitter, it seems to be like a needle in a haystack.

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      J H 4 years ago

      Thanks, mom! Very touching and beautiful :)

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Enduring love is an unbeatable story. Wonderful piece.

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      Romeos Quill 4 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      You have described a perfect love most admirably Kim. Thank you, and wishing a happy weekend for a great writer :)

      Yours Sincerely,


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      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina

      True love always lasts in one way or the other


      Best Always,


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      ANN 4 years ago

      this is so beautiful and I love their song I pray that their love will last. It seem to be ordained by God.