Want Real Love?

Unconditional LoveWhen romance begins, our world may be calm,
Then come intoxicating breezes, what a balm.
Next, pulsating music and dancing feet,
Glowing moon, red sunsets, oh so sweet.

Flying high on the magic carpet ride,
Pleasure-after-sensual-pleasure collide.
It’s fantastic in this magical land,
But soon you’ll need to take a stand.

Lyrics say, “The best things in life are free”
But you must know that this just can’t be.
It’s true great love cannot be bought,
But when it’s real love that you have sought

Be prepared to practice everyday,
The art of loving has rules to obey.
Its great reward you may achieve,
If you stay committed and never leave.

When it’s love you both want, real and true,
Really wanting it, your significant other and you,
When you are frightened and feeling pain,
Thinking, “Oh no, I don’t want this, not again,”

It’s in such moments you both must know,
Stay the course – you reap what you sow.
Take lessons, get help, if you know not how,
Then practice, practice, practice — and wow!

If you both take the time and stay the course,
Stop and breathe to relax – that’s the source
With time and effort you’ll begin to learn,
The magic isn’t magic, but wisdom you earn.

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9 Responses to Want Real Love?

  1. Maria Tiscia says:

    Love your poem. So true! Great seeing you guys last night. Hope you and Ellie have a very romantic Valentine’s Day!
    Fondly, Maria

  2. Nnamdi says:

    I enjoyed it, Jeff! Full of wisdom and truth. Beautifully crafted like a great sculpture!

    • Jeff Levine says:

      Thanks Nnamdi!
      Your Mother and Child Bronze sculpture is indeed beautiful and I am happy to have it next to my office entrance radiating the essence of maternal love! I hope this finds you and you family well.

  3. Sylvia Walsh says:

    What a lovely poem containing such wonderful thoughts and advice. I really enjoyed reading it.
    Love, Sillie

  4. Sharla Gonzales says:

    What a beautiful poem full of wisdom Jeff. Thank you for including me!

  5. Frank Colonnato says:

    I like your poem Jeff!!
    Thanks for sharing it,

  6. Traci Paul says:

    Thank you for writing this wonderful poem, Jeff! It is one to read every day as a reminder of how to have a life long, loving relationship. Happy Valentine’s Day!!

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