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He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not, He Loves Me

Updated on February 17, 2014

The Challenge!

The poetry challenge was: How do you know if you are in love. If you want to participate, you can post the link to your poem here. I decided to do several poems and throw a few of my favorite quotes in here, too!

Once again a shout out and a thank you to: PHILLYDREAMER, for putting those challenges out there! Please read his contribution: http://phillydreamer.hubpages.com/hub/How-Do-You-Know-When-Youre-In-Love-Poetry

A single flower!
A single flower! | Source

He loves me, he loves me not

he loves me yes

he loves me no

as petal after

petal go

he loves me yes

he loves me no

I really, really need to know

he loves me yes

he loves me no

pull one more off

another to go

he loves me yes

he loves me no

I wonder if I'll ever know

he loves me yes

he loves me no

it doesn't matter where it ends

I've still got a whole garden to go!

 A garden full!
A garden full! | Source

Role Reversal

How do I know if I'm in love?

My palms sweat, it's hard to breathe

Whenever he walks in the room

I smile big,do a jig

When I see him, I kind of swoon

How do I know if he's in love?

That question is so much trickier

I fear that with the roles reversed, the man may be much pickier!

"You know that you are in love when the hardest thing to do is say good-bye!!"~Unknown

"Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life...You give them a piece of you. They didn't ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn't your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like 'maybe we should just be friends' turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It's a soul-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. I hate love."~Neil Gaiman, American Novelist, Journalist, Screenwriter.


Hold me

You

your voice, your touch

your eyes

I am

f

a

l

l

i

n

g

falling hard

I don't

want to land

Afraid to crash

I just want you to hold me

Here

in your arms

in your love

You know you are in love when you want to shout it out, talk about it to everyone, maybe write it all over your hand?

Source

How do you know if you are in love?

How Do You Know
How Do You Know

Maybe this will help you to decide!

 

In love

Euphoric, ecstatic, delirious

with love

charmed, confused, overwelmed

by love

giddy,delirious, head over heels

from love

happy, content, safe

in love

enveloped, secure, right

by love


I don't want to sleep

Never want to leave

Love the way you love me

Over and over again

Verily and

Evermore

Source

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Randi, I love that you are willing to partake in these challenges. Well done; this poetry is excellent and yes, falling in love can be painful. Risking the pain is indeed difficult....but oh so worth it when it actually works out. :)

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you, Bill! I agree wholeheartedly, loved is definitely worth the risk! Thank you for always being a staunch supporter here for me!

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      ......Randi, I don't need any flowers in my garden, I've got you (babe) lol

      lake erie time ontario canada 12:11pm with the sun out over the lake

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Ah, Epi. thank you! You always know the right thing to say! ;)

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      Beautiful expression of love.

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      Jose Velasquez 4 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      Very nice. I like that you tried to write with the quote in mind. It adds a nice touch.

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      Valleypoet 4 years ago

      Sometimes how do you know?......you are right, there may be a whole garden to go before you find out!...enjoyed this, thanks for sharing:-))

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      Lovely garden of love-blossoms, Randi. Your poetic daisies are so fresh and inspiring!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      I love the pictures.. so beautiful and your poems.. wow.. how awesome.. yes it can be painful to be love but it can be wonderful.. many blessings my friend

      debbie

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you, lovedoctor!

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Valleypoet, thank you for reading and commenting. Yes, I say with a whole garden of choices or chances, you can't miss!

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      Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      I especially love the rhythm and rhyme of "He loves me, He loves me not", Randi. It has all the makings of a catchy, "can't get it out of your head" song.

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Nellieanna, thank you for your very welcome visit and warm comments! It was fun to write!

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Deborah, thank you! I do enjoy picking out the pictures and quotes to solidify the words. Yes, love can be wonderful! Blessings to you, as well!

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Jose, thank you for reading. I do try to tie the quotes in to what I am writing about! Thank you for noticing!

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Hey Amy, thank you! To be honest , I wa s kind doing a bit of that "sing song" rune as I wrote it! I decided, for everyone's sake, though, NOT to sing it!

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      It wouldn't be polite of me not to stop by and kiss the hand that wrote this. So please exchange this comment for a kiss from that someone special.

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      ahhh, Martin, be still my heart! What a lovely way to end my day! Thank you, I'll take the comment and the kiss!

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Randi - Great job with the poetry and in easily handling the challenge put in front of you! Loved all of them!

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you, Richard! It was a fun break after the past few days of writing! I enjoy when he puts the challenges up there because it makes me think outside my typical style! I haven't seen you in a while. I hope all is well in your world!

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      What a lovely work of art for you today. This is beautiful and I really enjoyed reading. You opened your heart and soul. Great Job and something really different for you. I am late in responding as my computer was repairing itself all day.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Wow how I loved this gem;so well presented as always ;amazing!!

      I vote across and share.

      Eddy.

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      Sunnie Day 4 years ago

      So sweet and lovely. Love is always worth taking the risk because what is the alternative? :) Thank you for sharing your heart. Each poem was very special.

      Sunnie

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      Rati Hegde 4 years ago from Mumbai, India

      hi ... i came on Hubpages after a gap of almost a week & the 1st hub i read is this one ... Wow! It was sweet, beautiful & touching :) Have voted it 'Awesome' :)

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Better late than never, Carol! I hope your computer is ok. Thank you so much for your comments! It is different. Every once in a while I like to change it up!

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you, Eddy...I took a page from your book and tried to do a few different styles! I'm glad you liked it! Thank you for the votes! Have a great day!

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you Sunnie for reading and your comments. You are so right. Who would want the alternative?!

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Ratihegde, I am honored to have been your first stop after a break! Thank you so much for your comments and votes!

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      .....okay okay I wuv you I wuv you - signed Elmer Fudd

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      Mary 4 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      Oh I agree it's so much better to have loved & feel loved even if there is some pain, than to never have loved @ all...thanks for sharing these sweet emotive poetic thoughts...cheers

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Oh, Colin! I bet you also "taught you taw a puddy cat!"

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Wonderful expressions of love.

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Carter, yes, being the hopeless romantic I am, I agree! Thank you for reading and your warm comments!

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you, Gypsy Rose Lee!

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Hold me

      You

      your voice, your touch

      your eyes

      I am

      f

      a

      l

      l

      i

      n

      g

      falling hard

      I don't

      want to land

      Afraid to crash

      I just want you to hold me

      Here

      in your arms

      in your love

      You know you are in love when you want to shout it out, talk about it to everyone, maybe write it all over your hand?

      So beautiful and truly great words here.I loved them and am voting across/up and sharing this gem.

      Have a great day.

      Eddy.

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Aww, Eddy, thank you so much!! When you say it, it means the world to me! I am humbled. I do appreciate your comments,votes and sharing./ I hope you have a great one, too!

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      schoolgirlforreal 4 years ago from USA

      So true how love breaks the heart and leaves you vulnerable! Very creative and cool poems!

      Voted up and more!

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      hey schoolgirl! Welcome to my hub! Thanks for stopping by and the votes. Yeah, love kinda sucks! I am looking forward to getting to know you!

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      Break of Dawn 4 years ago

      Oh, so sweet and lovely! Your poetry are just beautiful! Yes, love is painful, very painful indeed, but also so incredible wonderful!

      Voted up, shared and very precious!

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you, Sannel for reading and following! I agree, sometimes love can be difficult but when you are in it, it is special! thank you for the votes and share!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Loved your poems. Being in love is a wonderful feeling.

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you, Susan! I appreciate your visit!

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      Caroline Marie 4 years ago from Close to Heaven

      Love these poems. Everything about them is amazing. :)

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Carolinemd21, THANK YOU!!!! You just made my day!

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      Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Very cool, Randi-I love the variety, but mostly the ones about the 'garden full' ha ha. That is great. Thanks for sharing. :)

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you Denise! This was a fun one to write and I like that one best, too!

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