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Love Alone

Submitted:August 3, 2003


This poem was chopped up to heck when I first wrote it, but I decided it didn't read smoothly enough, so I put it in this format. I hope you like it.


Love Alone was written out of sad frustration.


Repeatedly I have been told that one can not live on love alone. "Who's going to put food on the table? Who's going to put a roof over your heads? Who's going to keep you safe? Not love."


I, however, STILL believe in true love, and I believe love surpasses all things.



Some critics would say, "ok, fine. So you'll be in love. You'll starve her and yourself to death."

I disagree. You see, if you love someone, you'll want to take care of them. AND (not too many people realize this one) if you know they care about you, you'll take care of yourself so as not to cause them heartache by letting yourself be harmed. There IS such a thing as selfless love, but commiting suicide does not fall in that category. Suicide is selfish. Dying for love is another matter.


Anyhow, it was Caroline who posed these questions to me, "what about money, our different races, our different age, our different cultures, languages, family backgrounds, wealth..."

And this was my responce. If love is full blown, nothing else matters.


It's not going to work it out on it's own, no.

But it will help motivate you to really care.






One cannot live on love alone

The statement does fairytales dethrone

Rendering couples to each their own

Changing elation to a war zone


One must live up to the standard of cash

Where one is revered by how much they can stash

With glory for riches, with hatred for trash

And a man can be broken by stock market crash


One cannot live on love alone

Until one’s heart is completely full grown

The most enduring muscle man has known

With a compassion capacity seldom shown


One must be beautiful, handsome and strong

Always be right, but not afraid to be wrong

Be strong in the head, but not quite headstrong

One who never follows, but always comes along


One cannot live on love alone

For love is fatal unless by the other one shown

One cannot love with love alone

For one cannot give away what they do not own


One must be cordial, curt and polite

Never to boring, but always a delight

As sharp as steel and keenly as bright

With the reputable standing of a shining knight


One cannot live alone on love

But no one can alone live on all the above

Only these lived through the Power above

Can result in any shade of complete true love


Though one can always give their best

Never loose hope or let their guard rest

Always be strong and never be stressed

Remember each is human, and each is equally blessed


One cannot live on love alone

But two can live when that love is shown

Though two can love, they must not love alone

For Gods love, like our love, is strongest full blown.

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