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Enc 2102
Descriptive Essay

What is Love?

Love: What is it? Love, what is it? To many people love means many things. To others, to
love is to place their happiness in one another. Others love can be how they feel about
that special someone. I'm not talking about the fatherly love or that motherly love. I'm
talking about the love that you feel towards someone. That special someone that you could
possibly spend the rest of your life with. Webster defines love as a strong feeling of
attraction resulting from sexual desire; enthusiasm or fondness. But to me love is not
just a feeling, but it is the way that you treat that special someone that you care for.
Treating them so kindly so they'll know you care and love them. Love in my eyes, is making
that sacrifice for someone, knowing that you might regret it sooner or later.

Love is how you make another person feel when you are in their presence. Love is the
laughter that you share, the time you spend, and the relationship that you build with that
special someone. Many people show or express their love for someone in many and different
ways. For instance, there was an ancient Egyptian Poem that captivated my attention. While
I was reading the poem it made me realize how more people view love the same way as I do.
The poem is named "Love, how I'd love to slip down to the pond." In the poem there were
lines that helped me realize that love is not what you say, it is what you do. And in the
poem there was a line that stood out far from the rest. It said, "Just for you I'd wear my
new Memphis swimsuit, made of sheer linen, fit for a queen- Come see how it looks in the
water". Not caring about how she looks to others or how foolish she might feel, she
entices her mate with a swimsuit that when wet it reveals all of the woman's body and
leaves nothing to the imagination. As I read on I felt if she was talking to me. Leading
me into the pond. I felt as if this is the case because throughout the whole poem no names
were said, and there was no one who replied when she asked would you like "to wade in with
me?" As I read on I then replied yes, yes I would join you. Why, you might ask. Because of
her actions, not her words. The poet or woman shows that she wants to be with you instead
of telling you. Remember, to me love is in the actions not the words. As I continued to
read and reflect about love and how it is expressed, I remembered a poem that I had
written to show my girl-friend how she makes me feel. The name of this poem is called,
"She Struts". She walks with beauty, grace, and style. Even on a bad day she makes me
smile. Head held high when mine is low, she struts by sexy, sassy and slow. Asking,
"What's the matter?", as if she doesn't know. When there was no reply she turned, Sexy,
sassy and slow. She looked in my face with hazel eyes and a smile Strutting toward me as
if on a cat walk, Pausing then turning making my frown flip upside down She whispers in my
ear softly, "You love to see me this I know, But you love it more to see me go." Then
turns and struts off sexy, sassy and slow. This poem like all of my others is about a
woman and her actions. This particular woman is 19 years of age, five feet nine inches
tall, with a stunning personality pursuing a modeling career. I named the poem "She
Struts" because of the way she walks. As if always on the "cat walk" she prances by head
straight, arms at her side. I really love this poem because I put much feeling and thought
into it. But there are a few things that I would change. Well maybe not change, but
perfect. As I look at it now after it's been a while since I wrote it I see some flaws.
Like the section in the poem when she struts slowly as if on a catwalk. When you think
about it when you see models on the catwalk they are usually walking kind of fast so the
next person can come out behind them. On the other hand I like this poem better than the
rest of the ones in my collection. I can't really say why, maybe it is how I feel towards
this person that makes me feel so strongly about this work. Or maybe its how the lines
flow off of your tong as you read it. It could probably be how it has a natural rhythm and
sooths the person that you are reading it too. There are a lot of reasons that I
appreciate this poem and the main reason is because I wrote it fore and about a special
someone. When expressing love through your actions, writing poetry is not the only way
that you can do it. A favorite singer of mind who writes love ballets, Kenny Lattamore,
wrote a song named "For You". Within this song he sung about all of the things that he
would to for his special someone. A particular verse I really liked was one when he sung,
"For you I'll give the cup of love that overflows, and any one who knows me knows." I like
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