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Author Name: Freesybilvane 8 Comments
Date Added: March 24, 2008 10:03:03 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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How do you measure love?


By miles traversed,

By bills paid?


By noise,

By ploys?


By force of passion,

By willingness to compromise?


By pleasure given,

By hardship endured?


By years,

By tears?


By wounds inflicted,

By wounds healed?


Or by words dispatched to infinity?


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Comment By: PremiumBruce A. Peaslee on December 17, 2008 05:02:00 PM Report
Heike.  This is an interesting work,  Did you decide what the correct answer is?  Oh that love were that easy to define.



Comment By: FreeCathy on June 28, 2008 06:15:52 PM Report
That would be the universal question and honestly is there really an anwser?? This really got the wheels of the mind just a spinning Excellent write here

Comment By: FreeAlison Storm Wolf on May 10, 2008 06:03:24 AM Report
I don't know...Love seems to mean different things to different people. I do not understand falling out of love. To me love is a life long condition.


Ali x

Comment By: FreePaul Peter McLean on April 19, 2008 05:12:11 PM Report
Great piece, Heike. All of these lines offer food for thoughts about the true meaning of love. This is a poem worth lingering over, and one which has more than its brevity might suggest.
Comment By: FreeLorraina on April 19, 2008 01:10:29 PM Report

Good question!  but i would say none of these is a measure of love..Love would find a way out of all these things two working as one is a problem shared and halved...These are burdens when one struggles without help.being taken for granted..Love on the other hand is....???....Err!!!



Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on April 6, 2008 06:52:28 PM Report
You might as well ask how you measure infinity. LOve is not a measurable commodity. YOu know it or you don't....:o)...len
Comment By: FreeMISS_VEE on April 5, 2008 06:23:58 PM Report
Does anyone really know the answer?

People have their personal answers deep within themselves, but these are powerful questions


Great thought provoking write!



Comment By: FreeBarbara Demasson on March 25, 2008 03:45:31 PM Report
Exactly....these are the very questions I've asked about love in some of my poems too. These are wonderful, thoughtful questions Heike and I believe that love is made up of all of the bits mentioned in this poem and many MORE. I really enjoyed timely a post for me too as I ponder love... thank you so much for sharing. BRAVO! 


~Barbara~ *saving this as a personal favorite*


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