Love in 10 SentencesOh my! These challenge prompts always make me anxious. The challenge I received from Staci at A God Colored Girl in a Grey World was to write a poem about love in 10 sentences. Thank you Staci for thinking me worthy and sorry it has taken me so long to post something! Each sentence is supposed to contain the word ‘love’ and have only four words in each sentence. I’m also suppose to include a favorite quote about love and challenge ten other bloggers, which may or may not happen. 🙂

“The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That’s the deal.” ~CS Lewis (quote)

I chose this quote because of how it speaks to me of reality.  A reality that I have lived and am living now. You can read about that on my about page A Cowboys Heart. To experience love is also to experience pain and I use this quote to remind myself the reason I feel pain now is because of a happiness I had that was lost, yet I would not change a thing.  I am very happy now and unfortunately it too will most likely lead to pain.  However, I refuse to dwell on that and chose to love relentlessly, passionately and fully anyway.  I urge you to do the same and allow yourself to feel the emotions, for there is always hope.

Ok, now for my nominations. There are so many fantastic bloggers out there it was hard to only pick 10, yet here they are in no particular order:

Shawn – Shawn L. Bird
Kim – Building A Life of Hope
Christy – Poetic Parfait
Dorothy -  Eyes to Heart
Hannah – Metaphors and Smiles
Kellie – Kellie Elmore
Holly – House of Heart
Carri – Moments of Unveiled Grace
Jessica – Jessica Kristie
Sean – Sean Bidd

And I am also going to nominate the members of my writing group from work who meet twice a month during lunch > Max, Greg, Lindsay, Virginia, Tony, Darren, Susie, Francine, Mat and Nicole.  Many do not have blogs, so I will email them a link and the directions.  I will post their contributions on my blog in the future.  Okay, everyone get your ‘write on!’

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  1. Hi mark congrats on the lovely poetry and beautiful post. I am delighted that you thought of me to participate in the love challenge. I did enter a poem in this challenge earlier and had great fun Again thank you and hats off to your fabulous poetry .

      1. I will read whatever you write as it is all that good. Not sure how I missed your “love in 10 sentences” post. I will have to search for it.

  2. Yeah! You did it. It took me a week to finally do it after I was nominated. Great stuff. Congratulations. I totally cheated because I didn’t use love in every sentence and I didn’t used only four words for each one either. Then again, I should have read the rules again before I went for it.

  3. Thank you Mark for nominating me. I entered a similar competition about love so not sure how much of that topic I have left in me this month, lol! 🙂 No matter what though I appreciate you thought of me for it. Your poem is wonderful!

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