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Three Little Words

by Jordan Aspen 5 months ago in love poems
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Three Little Words
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Those three little words will be said many times

before this fourteenth day of February is through

and in many different ways

I can’t help but wonder

how many of these declarations of love

will prove meaningless…

From the child on the playground whose culture tells her that

any relationship between the sexes must be romantic

to the grown up who hasn’t outgrown that same belief

But how many will let today pass without declaring their love?

How many fear those three little words?

And will let their fear win?

Why,

when we love someone,

are we afraid to say so?

Is it because we give in to the culture

when it defines love

as a romantic emotion?

Is it because we think

that our love

will be unrequited?

Is it simply because

we doubt

ourselves?

Love is too big and important a thing

for a mere mortal…

When we love, we feel the weight of it

And when we love, we fear the weight of it!

This heavy yoke…

it seeks to control us

We have seen it before —

one who has fallen in love

and is lost to all but the one he loves

But what is so wrong with that?

That is, so long as it is not the transient emotional sort of love that leads…

If the object of true love is good, why not let love lead us into a life driven by love?

For love is of God

and everyone that loves is born of God

and knows God

***

From the book my heart poured out by Jordan Aspen

love poems

About the author

Jordan Aspen

Professionally, my husband and I help entrepreneurs get other people to sell for them through the power of social proof. Learn more at civanpro.com

Personally, I write... stories, poems, educational articles and more. Read more here on Vocal

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