What is True Love?

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This poem is about "Love" and how so many people have skewed perceptions of what "Love" really is. We live in a culture that thinks "Love" is a feeling, but by the end of this poem hopefully you will be able to realize what true love looks like and who is the source of true love.

Submitted: February 22, 2015

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~~What is True Love?

Tonight I would like to discuss the topic of true love
A word that can be used for at least 100 things or above
In our society today most would say love is a feeling
Something that comes from sex or pornography for those of you that find that appealing
Boys are telling their girls that if you really love me you will have sex with me
Now you noticed I said boys and not men, cuz really all that this is is just a lustful blaspheme
Some also think that if he’s the one, in order to keep his love, she will have to give him pleasure
This is just another example of how this counterfeit love just adds more unwanted pressure
If love is a feeling, it makes since that people are able to fall in and out of love
Which makes me wonder, if love is so great then why is the divorce rate 50% or above
Now let me transition to my next topic of discussion
If love is not a feeling, then maybe it is an example of a one way expression
Now what I mean by this is maybe you think love is all about receiving
Having people tell you how great you are in order to keep your self-esteem building
What if I just stopped right now and told you that neither of these are examples of true love
What if I told you that love will wait for intercourse
And that love is not what you can gain but what you can give while expecting no remorse
What if I told you that love is not really a feeling, but a choice
A decision that you will make not just to love them during times of rejoice
But during the bad times of pain, shame and disaster
When everything else in their life seems not to matter
Instead of saying true love is a feeling, it may be better to say true love is a sacrifice
Cuz in the end true love requires you to pay a price
Maybe that’s taking care of your girl when she has puffy eyes and snot running from her nose
Or maybe massaging and icing her muscle cramps when she cannot get up on her toes
Or maybe it’s when you share personal struggles with each other to establish rapport
Or maybe it’s exemplifying the characteristics found in First Corinthians Chapter Four
Speaking of the Bible this is where we may find our answer to this question
What greater image of true love is there than Jesus Christ’s salvation
I believe true love is a commitment to accept all the pain and misery
Which is exactly what Christ did when he died on that tree to free us from our slavery
True love meets brokenness with grace
Which is why we no longer have to settle for disgrace
He rightfully took our place to show us the true example of love
So the next time you question this word above
Forget about sex passion, lust and conditional
And instead look to Jesus Christ himself – the perfect example of unconditional


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