What is Love?

on Thursday, 28 March 2013. Posted in Poetry

What is Love?

I recently tied the knot and in the lead up to the ceremony and wedding, my partner and I were both in agreement that we would write our own vows. Me being the creative person that I am, decided that the love you feel for someone, the love I feel for him, is best described through poetry. 

I wrote this poem as my wedding vows. It means a lot to me and I hope you can feel a little of what I feel by reading it. Our Celebrant was actually really moved by this particular poem that he asked to use it in his ceremonies going forward. If you would like to use it, please ask (I will probably say yes) and make sure you reference me as the author. 


What is Love?

Love is happiness, and I am happiest with you,
Love is kindness, compassion and giving, and you have already given me so much,
Love is honour and respect, and love is honesty and integrity,
Love is passion and romance, burning strong like the flame of a candle,
Love is laughter and humour, when a smile can say it all,
Love is vulnerability, and revealing your most truest self,
Love is knowing, that no matter what you will always be there for me, as I will for you,
Love is sharing together in every way we can,
Love is understanding, even when you don't,
Love is intuitive, and knowing without having to ask,
Love is patience and love is trust, belief in each other,
Love is inspiration, the desire to be a better person because of you,
Love is finding a way forward together, even when you don't know the way,
Love is hope and dreams and forever encouraging each other,
Love is courage in times of hardship, and love is dependence in times of sorrow,
Love is believing that things are meant to be, that we are meant to be,
Love is being loved, in a way that only you do.

I will walk beside you, I will be there for you, I will be with you. I will share in it all with you forever, and love you in every way I understand love to be.

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