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 Category:  General Poetry
  Posted: September 19, 2021      Views: 178
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BethShelby is retired from the printing and commercial art field. She is married and has four children and three grandchildren. She and her husband presently live in Tennessee.

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Chapter 17 of the book Poems from a Pensive Poet
A look at what makes love last.
"Enduring Love" by BethShelby
 

Love defies a definition;
an endearing heart condition.
How can we know it will endure?
Have we been charmed by Cupid’s lure?
 
When chemistry makes hearts react
with ample ardor to attract,
then there's a melding of two minds
into a potent tie that binds.

But often links that lead to love
aren't matches made in realms above,
and slowly couples drift apart
when once, each held the other's heart.

If those laws that rule attraction
cause instead, reverse reaction,
with dismay, we may discover
one might be a fickle lover.

Love exacts effort to maintain.
Unnourished feelings start to wane.
Acknowledging each other's needs
makes for a marriage that succeeds.


If each one puts the other first
and neither needs to be coerced,
when everything is said and done,
then two will have become as one.

 
No greater gift can this world grant
than love continues to enchant.
Against the odds, we firmly stand,
leaping life's hurdles, hand in hand.


 

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