And now the age old question: What is love? How do you know when you are in love? We asked the members of the Passions in Poetry forums to answer.
|Dusk Treader: When
you're in love you'll find that person constantly in your thoughts. Being in love is
finding equality when things aren't equal because of understanding and a strong
partnership. Love is sharing everything, with holding nothing. It's being unselfish.
StarrGazer: If you laugh I want to be the reason you're laughing - if you're crying I want to make you smile - if you get lost I want to help you find your way - if you're scared I want to hold your hand - if you get lost I want to help you find your way - if you're hurt I want to soothe your pain and if there is a forever I want that forever to be you and me - that is how i define true love, and how it makes me feel as well .
Isis: When every (or nearly every) waking thought is about that person and you can't stop the thoughts, even though you try. Everything is so much more beautiful (seen through the eyes of love) nature, children, laughter, music, artwork, paintings, poetry etc. And you do lose that weight!! LOL
Satiate: To me - true love is when you completely discover, and understand, the meaning of the word 'unconditional'.
LoveBug: True love is when you would gladly give your life and eternal soul for just one kiss from that person
LadyCat: How did I know I was in love? Alicat hugged me one day and there was a shock that was sent through my body. A deep understanding of how my mind worked. I couldn't eat, sleep or think straight when he was with me. He went out of his way to make me happy. That showed that he cared about me like no other.
Angel: How do you know you're in love? You just do! You're eyes lock and it hits you. You know this is the person who loves you, who makes your world go round in circles and you can't think of anything else at all. It's them and them alone the one you can't get out of your mind. You know you'll never be alone again in your life.
DarqueWing: How did I know that I was in love? Ladycat wrote me a piece one day that blew my socks off. She Looked into my eyes, heart and soul and saw me for me and not what others had told her about me. She felt me. She understood me. She loved me and only me and that is how I knew that she was going to be the one for me.
Maria Byrne: Love is ... Not getting any sleep and not minding one bit. Love is ... A good plan for dieting you'll not eat a thing. Love is ... Waking up in the morning with a smile on your face. Love is ... Missing that someone and it hasn't been a day. Love is ... Something that I can't describe.
A Romantic Heart: You know your in love when the other person engulfs your entire life, every minute filled with thoughts of him, you have to see him everyday, hear his voice, he becomes your happiness, and he yours. You think of ways to make that person happy. He makes you see the world in different colors. He helps you to see yourself at the best you can be. Every day you wake-up with a smile knowing someone cares, someone wants you, needs you, misses you like no other. The world could be ending but you have each other, you are still happy, you argue, you forgive, you break-up, but still you have to have contact, and through that, over any obstacle, through anything, your feelings, your love for him endures and is still there. You feel like you can't live, can't breathe, can't eat without this person. The person who completes you, is the other half to your whole...and knowing you could search the world over and never find what you have found in him. The more you give, the more you let go, the deeper in love you are.
RainbowGirl: The feeling makes your heart expand so much that you think you'll burst but somehow it keeps expanding, ever growing - Understanding without words - Knowledge just is... They're in your space -When you find yourself grinning and then laughing at other people watching you grinning...LOL When you want them to know the good; bad and the ugly and know it won't make any difference because they just reach out for your hand regardless. When being apart is the freedom to be together. When you realize you share the same sun and moon but from a different landscape...
you know - It takes but a moment and a lifetime to forget...
it's all encompassing