Love Defined


  • Love

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    This is not a love poem but instead it is a poem about love. Dedicated to my two friends and fellow poem writers WordSlinger and Madelynn.

    Love Defined

    Love is simple yet love is grand

    It is a sly wink and a touch of the hand

    It is indefinable like shifting sand

    Love is a lullaby.  Love is never planned


    Love is soft whispers on a star filled night

    It is a bride all dressed in soft lacey white

    It is a walk hand in hand in the bright moonlight

    Love is a poem that lovers recite


     Love is like snowflakes that caress one’s face

    It is missing a loved one in a far off place

    It is a tender kiss and a tight embrace

    Love is the one thing in life that we can’t replace     


    Love is laughter and happy times

    It is smiling children and nursery rhymes

    It is holidays and Christmas chimes

    Love is sharing throughout our lifetimes




       Love can be painful when least expected

    It can leave one lonely and feeling rejected

    It can pierce your soul and leave it battered

    Love can be unkind and leave one shattered


    But always remember


    Love is the center of our being

    It is a glimpse of heaven for the seeing

    It is a precious gift well worth pursuing

    Love, once found, makes life worth living


    ©Copyright Charles Gragg November 25, 2009   

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    Charlie23 commented on Love Defined


    Everything in your words here, rings true! This is such a beautiful poem!



    Well thank you. Nice of you to say.

    Merlyn commented on Love Defined


    So very eloquent. It gave me chills, as each line rang true. Such excellent form. Love your work!



    Your kind words give me reason for pause and reflection. Thank you.

    devaamido commented on Love Defined


    It gets easier to remember this too, as we get older. Doesn't it, my friend? Where did all that time go since we lived in southeast Kansas?

    stellar commented on Love Defined


    Very very sweet...specially at the first part...then a little salt of wisdom in the end...Great write...^_^ v



    Thank you, I'm glad you liked it.

    lucindaclaire commented on Love Defined


    Hi Hampton, although we have never (and probably will never) meet I feel as though I got to peak into your very soul. I adore good love poetry, tremendously. Thank you for the insight.



    You are very welcome and thank you for visiting and reading.

    The true philosopher and the true poet are one, and a beauty, which is truth, and a truth, which is beauty, is the aim of both.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Poet (1803-1882)

    Hampton’s Poems (111)

    Title Comments
    Title Comments
    Searching 5
    The Poetess 14
    Nonsense 12
    Solitude 18
    Lame Limericks 14
    Message to Papa 15
    Young Jimmy O’Fallon 11
    The Computer From Hell 18
    Life Ain’t for Sissies 16
    The Mind In Motion 13
    The Game of Poetry 9
    Silence 55
    WordSlinger 19
    Holiday Thoughts 12
    Sweet Mary 18
    From White to Grey to Black 19
    The Reckoning 12
    And All of That Jazz 16
    Today 25
    No Offense, Just My Opinion 16
    Lucky 10
    You’re Only as Old as You Feel 13
    Saturday Night 13
    Political Change? 14
    The Female Gender 17
    I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I? ( With Epilogue) 10
    I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I? 7
    Remembering 11
    This Web We Weave 13
    The End 16
    The Day the Clouds Cried 16
    The Path of Life 12
    My Mother Ruth 12
    Humanities Challenge 14
    A Cowboy's Perspective 12
    July in Buda Texas 14
    The OP Poets Parade 20
    The Chatelaine 12
    Shot Through the Heart 17
    Poetry and Fine Wine 18
    The Man What Am 10
    The Final Beat of My Heart 16
    The Rainbow of Poets 19
    A Cowboy's Lament 13
    Of This World I am Not 17
    The Wee People 19
    An Evening at an Irish Pub 15
    The Scent of Love 14
    Fresh News from Buda Texas 16
    Memories of Times Past 13
    The Dance of the Poets 20
    The Confession 14
    Road to Obscurity 18
    Barbara 14
    Shadows 15
    Prescience 17
    Words That Bind 54
    Wondering 26
    New Year News from Buda Texas 13
    We Are All Witnesses 16
    Christmas 25
    A Cowboy’s Prayer 29
    The 9 ers 24
    Love Defined 27
    Tis a Time to Give Thanks 21
    More News From Buda Texas 26
    Choices 26
    News from Buda, Texas 21
    In Search of God 21
    Writers of Poems (WOPs) 26
    Out of the Darkness 15
    Visions from Within the Mist 18
    Baseball 12
    The Night Stalker 16
    The Man I Presume to be Buck 16
    The Sounds of Time 17
    The Little Man in the Green Hat 18
    Blah Blah Blah 14
    One Two Three 13
    Carpe Viam 11
    Love in the Afternoon 13
    The Moth 14
    Lost & Dungeons of the Mind 11
    The Creative Process 19
    The Truth and the Tribe 19
    The Long Wait. 19
    Feathers 26
    The Arrow 14
    Take Two Cialis and Call Me in the Morning 26
    Ghostly Images 16
    Friends 11
    Angels Without Wings 20
    The Rider 16
    Pride and Shame 18
    The Winning Poet is.... 21
    Memories 13
    Politicians 67
    Your Mailbox Is Empty 18
    God's Visit 17
    Poets and Poems 20
    Love Thy Neighbor 13
    Renewal 8
    The Roar of Silence 17
    Blessed Are These Days 4
    Time and Space 5
    Life's Journey 8
    Gift To The Fallen 16
    Hunger 21
    The Antique Shop 30