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Topic: POETRY CHALLENGE - Romance (12/06/04)

TITLE: Reflections on Romance
By Marcell Billinghurst
12/12/04

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Romance is a special word we use,
To describe how we court another.
Idealized for its beauty,
to show romantic love for each other.

Intriguing and mysterious.
As we look for ways to impress,
The heart of the one we truly love,
By the way we look and dress.

Nostalgic in our thought life,
It may sometimes be like a dream,
Of things we’ve seen on movies,
As sentimental words esteem.

We long for dreams of love fulfilled,
Through stories we have read.
But at times it may be a fantasy.
Of things we desire instead.

Special meals are often shared,
With flowers by candle light,
Creating just the right atmosphere,
To make the future bright.

True love is much more lasting,
Quieter with less passion to fill,
Maturity brings an awareness,
Of abiding peace and loving will.

It always seems quite touching,
To see the elderly, hand in hand,
Together they have passed the test
And found they understand.

Romance is something we long for,
In some of the relationships we share.
But time will show if our love is true,
By the way we live and care.

By Marcell Billinghurst


Member Comments
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Kathy Cartee12/13/04
Beautiful Marcell

You just have a gift to capture the real things in life.
Norma OGrady12/13/04
ENJOYABLE READING...
Yeshua bless you through this christmas season and have a "HAPPY NEW YEAR 2005"
lovingly Norma
Jodi Hodge12/13/04
What a beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing!
David Stewart12/14/04
Beautiful poem. Merry Christmas.
Deborah Anderson12/14/04
Very well said, Marcell. God bless you.
Tesiri Moweta12/15/04
Time will surely tell! Well written! Thanks for sharing! Keep winning and shining for Jesus!
Debbie OConnor12/15/04
I like it! True love stands the test of time. Nice.
MILENA ASSENOVA12/16/04
VERY TRUE, I AGREE AND RELATE, GREAT POEM. MARRY XMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR! GOD BLESS
Mitzi Busby12/16/04
I also love to see elderly couples with romance in their eyes. Good job.
Marion Coleman12/18/04
Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year.

Your article reflectes on many romances. A Great! poem.


Joyce Poet12/19/04
I'm probably as romantically inclined as anyone I have ever known in my life. But there is no desire in my heart that is stronger than that of wanting true and lasting love. I guess you could say I want the whole cake... AND the icing. But I don't want even a bite of that cake if it's not built on Christ... the backbone of any lasting relationship. Great "reflections" on romance!! This is something I'd like to see in the hands of teenagers.