Black Poetry : Love, By All Means (Taking The Risk)

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  1. hadassah

    hadassah Active Member MEMBER

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    They say I love dangerously
    I say there is nothing safe
    about loving ~

    We were born with
    the basic need
    to satisfy our
    *"touch glands"

    (*"dassah-ism")

    and studies have shown
    new babies, unwanted
    untouched...
    do not thrive &
    soon die

    "touch starved" ~

    I do declare that
    loving someone against
    all odds, and "better" judgment
    can have some dangerous
    repercussions...

    like ~ open heart surgery
    or....blood transfusions
    or even organ transplants

    risky **** we do to
    improve our quality
    of life...

    all could end in complications,
    rejection...complete
    failure

    I choose to live/love on the edge
    this way....reaching out
    in space toward what I seek
    to learn about my lover
    ...by faith

    I will leap, heart/mind/body first
    with an eye toward fine-tuning
    my understanding of the love 'embrace'

    taking the risk ~

    chances are, we will increase our
    'love expectancies' & cause
    another heart to smile

    loving~good can either fill a lifetime

    or work the HEYELL out of "a little while"


    hadassah
     
  2. poeticdelight

    poeticdelight Member MEMBER

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    peep this...

    "love is patient and kind;love is not JEALOUS or BOASTFUL;
    it is not arrogant or rude. love does not insist on its own way;
    it is not irritable or resentful;it does not rejoice at WRONG, but
    rejoices in the right, love bears all things, BELIEVES all things,
    HOPES all things, ENDURES all things. LOVE NEVER ENDS;...


    1 CORINTHIANS 13:4-8

    pd
     
  3. T

    T Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    you are

    speaking my language :)

    T
     
  4. hadassah

    hadassah Active Member MEMBER

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    my sista

    Poeticdelight ~ I thank you for sharing Scripture ~ I appreciate that one most definitely...surely you are speaking str8 to the Deaconess Board here...I believe what the Word says about LOVE.... just presenting another perspective...but my top & bottom line is the same..."love, by ALL means"....

    T ~ I'm sure you hear me.


    thank you both for your responses.

    h
     
  5. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    YESSSS!!

    WE SHOULD LOVE BY ALL MEANS
    AND SHARE THE LOVE U KNOWN 2 KNOW
    WIT OTHERS U WILL FINE SELF SMILING
    THAT SOMEONE ELSE SMILES
    LET THE HEART LOVE AS TO BE LOVED

    YES BY ALL MEANS............AS I LOVE :heart:
     
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    shaz Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    love brings a joy to life like nothing else can.
    Thanks poet
     
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    love dangerously :eeek:

    i'm such a scaredy cat

    thank you for this peace
    i may just dive rite on in now

    hehehe

    :heart:

    Destee
     
  8. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Wow...I loved your phrasing in this. Something so precious, yet so difficult to take the risk for fear we might be crushed by the effort and the results. You have such a way of drawing your reader in---where are you now, hadassah?
     
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    SwtT Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I really enjoyed reading this:)
     
  10. jazzymoonchild

    jazzymoonchild Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you Poet! This was so creative and so so true. I was nodding my head on almost every line. :deal:
     
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