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When the Passion Subsides

Updated on September 7, 2013
Passionate Couple from Sharon8885@verison.net  Source: flickr.com
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Love Conqueres all Things...Age Included from MJ Photography and Design Source: flickr.com

When the Passion Subsides

By Tony DeLorger © 2012


When loves initial passion subsides,

what then remains is the heart of the relationship,

the foundation of possibility and longevity.

Love is not the ravenous lusting and passionate encounters

that mark beginnings,

but more the friendship and respect that lays in waiting,

the care and consideration that overrides the self.

Love is like a flower pursed tightly as a bud,

ready and waiting for the sun to beg unfurling,

storing the needed nutrients set for transition.

Love feeds on respect, sacrifice, compassion and selflessness,

imbibing all that warms a heart and secures a purposeful melding,

a partnership in life that weathers storms, supports goals

and in loving arms soothes the pain of life’s troubles.

In this partnership commitment love thrives

and finds new levels of pleasure and serene joy,

in the knowledge that two minds are at play,

both fighting for love with both freedom and acceptance.

Passion should never die,

but it is not the answer to lasting love,

simply expressing love on one level.

Passion without commitment and sharing,

is but a momentary spark that requires a solid flame to keep it lit.

Love is the pure undertaking of a positive life.


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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks raciniwa, glad you enjoyed it.

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      raciniwa 6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      Love is not the fickle of emotion but a decision for two people who want to grow along the process...love this poem Tony...

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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks again Debbie, glad you connect with my thoughts and words. have a great day.

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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      my pleasure Silent hurricane, glad you dropped by. Thanks for reading and your comment.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      So beautiful and so true..awesome..I voted way up..debbie

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      Silent hurricane 6 years ago from Israel

      My favorite lines:

      "love is like a flower pursed

      Tightly as a bud,

      Ready and waiting for the sun to

      Beg unfurling"

      I love this poem. Enjoyed reading it. Thank you for sharing.

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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks for the compliment Krystal, I'm glad you appreciate my thoughts. Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment

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      Krystal 6 years ago from Los Angeles

      Oh I really love this one! I love that you start with lust (as every relationship does to some extent) but that you carry it through to mature love. Beautiful! Your language was fresh and expressive. You have quickly become one of my favorite poets here on HP.

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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Debby, glad you appreciated it. Not me in the 2nd photo, but just as happy. Take care.

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      Debby Bruck 6 years ago

      Really great, Tony. Do I recognize you in the second photo? What a tribute to your relationship over time. Blessings, Debby

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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks time2rite, glad you enjoyed it.

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      Kathryne Waller 6 years ago from Knoxville, TN USA

      Simply beautiful, Tony! Commitment, selflessness, freedom and acceptance are but just a few of the truly wonderful aspects of real love that you've captured in your hub. Thank you for reminding us what Love really is.

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