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Learning to Love

April 6, 2014
By My_sweet_Emily SILVER, Sanford, Florida
My_sweet_Emily SILVER, Sanford, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Drive it like you stole it.

I was never taught what was love,
that kisses were the equals of possession,
and holding hands,
was like exchanging hearts.
Not a lot of kids these days were taught that,
I wasn't taught that love was between man and woman,
or the same color.
Cause, its not.
Is plentiful,
and leaks through tears,
and smiles,
and can be felt in the palms of hands.
I was never taught,
that love could leave you,
that it could make you feel empty and exhausted,
I learned that,
from watching,
and feeling.
I learned from my parents,
the love is forgiving,
and it gives second chances,
even if that second chance,
is a 32 year old with 4 girls of her own.
I learned that love doesn't always run blood deep,
and that you have to love yourself,
before you love the ones around you.
I learned that loving yourself,
isn't such a bad thing.
Because, Love is for everyone,
love is greedy,
and plentiful,
its kind,
and shy,
its radiant and dull all at the same time.
love is something all of its own,
and unless you learn to love yourself,
you'll never learn,
to be OK.

The author's comments:
My daddy and his girlfriend taught me a lot about love.

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on Jun. 23 2014 at 7:41 pm
bewareofbunnyrabbits SILVER, Winona, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
"Empty yourself and let the universe fill you." -Yogi Tea

Awesome, I love it. :)

on Apr. 23 2014 at 2:08 pm
Nella.Girl97 BRONZE, Ashland, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"Keep on dreaming even if it breaks your heart."

This poem! .....wow.......awesome! I love this a lot!! This is one of the best yet! Love the message and the way you portrayed it! Great work!

on Apr. 18 2014 at 4:09 pm
iimoeloveii GOLD, Augusta, Georgia
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Great work