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Love from the Heart

I'm a writer, a poet, a dreamer. Born and raised in New York City. I now live in Daytona Beach, Florida. .


Like flowers that need,

the sun and rain to grow,

so love needs to be nourished

and smiles to make -

the days so very bright.

Love requires,

so much that many,

think it’s so easy -

to say I love you.

Whether love is or isn’t true,

heart like bass drums beat.

Kisses are always a treat

and holding hands warms the soul.

Just three words,

nothing more than petals on the wind,

if they don’t come from the heart.

When love comes along,

it’s so hard to know right from the start,

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if two heart will beat as one,

if upon love warm sunbeams will shine.

Love needs rainbows

and special thoughts,

it cannot grow,

if there are only -

three words to tell it so.

I love you,

can be said by anyone,

but it might not be real -

if it doesn’t come from the heart.

The day you find someone -

Do you find them in your heart?

Do your days begin and end

with your special love?

So bright and warm like the sun

or do they end cold and gray?

Like coals no longer,

with hot embers.

Love needs tender loving care,

warmth and happy smiles -

love has to come from the heart.

© 2017 Gypsy Rose Lee


Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on March 22, 2017:

Thank you both for commenting and sorry for the late reply.

Thank you Michael.

Thank you and glad you enjoyed Bodylevive

BODYLEVIVE from Alabama, USA on March 10, 2017:

I really enjoyed your poem and it's very true about love coming from the heart! Be blessed in all that you do.

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on March 07, 2017:

Thank you Jodah.

Thank you Manatita.

That is so true Bill.

Thank you Vellur.

Thank you Ruby.

That's right FlourishAnyway.

FlourishAnyway from USA on March 06, 2017:

I agree that love requires cultivation, effort, minding.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on March 06, 2017:

I agree. Love must come from the heart to be true love. Beautiful poetry!

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on March 05, 2017:

Love beautifully expressed. Lovely poem.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on March 05, 2017:

Totally agree with the sentiment expressed in the opening takes nurturing and work!

manatita44 from london on March 05, 2017:

From the Heart indeed! Like that cute and charming flame I see above, like fire .... nice!

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on March 05, 2017:

Yes, "I Love You" needs to come from the heart, Rasma. A beautiful poem as always.

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