Love Poem

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Love Poem: Linda Pastan

Have you ever been in love? Do you even know what love is? Love is a feeling

that at times can feel indescribable. It makes you do crazy things. Love makes you blind

and no matter your circumstances with that person, if you love them you will go that

extra mile for them. In this essay I will talk about the “Love Poem” by Linda Pastan. In

the following paragraphs I will go in depth and break down the poems to help understand

the root of the poem.

Love Poem was written by Linda Pastan. Linda was born in New York on May 27,

1932. Today, she is known for writing short poems on topics like family life,
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other hand I’ve seen elderly couple who have been together for 50 plus years. For

example my grandparents have been together for 65 years and still kicking. See the secret

is too never give up. I’m Puerto Rican and I was raised with a old fashion mentality. I

was taught from an early age that marriage was a commitment between two individuals

and these two individuals will love through thick and thin through sickness and health.

You learn to find the love that was once there when it is lost. That’s how you live happily

ever after with a soul mate. No matter what you must always work things out with your

spouse unless being abused mentally or physically . In Linda’s poem she doesn’t want to

give and still has hope and believes that although her relationship seems unfixable it still

has a chance, showing me that if you believe in something strong enough then only good

can come from it.

In conclusion, I enjoyed having the opportunity to analysis this poem in this way.

It really gave me a chance to sit back and appreciate what many individuals such as

Martin Luther King did so everyone could be treated equally. They have given us the

chance to fall in love with a different kind. Another thing I was reminded when reading

this poem was to never give up on the one you love. Nothing in life that was worth it was

ever easy. The was Linda was able to say so much in so

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