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Tests

I ask myself if I love you? Am I attached to you
in the way you always say you are to me?

I test myself by thinking of being without you,
or of something bad happening to you

These tests stir a deep sadness in me for a time
The pieces of feelings assemble now with clarity
This is how I build my love

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Real love appears only when you reveal your true self and when your lover appreciates you as an individual, not the picture-perfect fantasy.

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gives
the poets
the free will to
embroider a good tale
and deviate from the established rules of language"~Jackweb

Yes, this exactly Onyinyechi! Appreciate your thoughts on this - thank you!

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Michael Anthony

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what Onyinedhi says is correct, in my humble knowledge, i agree. (and when you appreciate your lover as an individual.) I think it is a two way street) Lol, I just asked my mate, "why do you love me?" he listed many reasons. I do love that man! a very good poem Michael. i like these lines best:

These tests stir a deep sadness in me for a time
The pieces of feelings assemble now with clarity
This is how I build my love

* warm hugs, Cat

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Thank you CW! I have a long list list of reasons at the ready for just such occasions - LOL!

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Michael Anthony

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Truly loving someone in this way, really loving them, takes a lot of sacrifice and inward reflection. Relationships are built over time and also like a building they need maintenance and renovation. A very nice piece.

Tim

Thank you Tim! Appreciate you stopping by friend.

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Michael Anthony

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