Rose

Rose

It was a Friday night and Rose lay sobbing on her bed. Her boyfriend, Ethan, who she had been dating for the last six months, just stood her up on their anniversary date. She could not believe it! He turned out to be nothing like she thought he was! He chose a girl he had just met over his girlfriend of six months! Who knew one little text could turn the world upside down? That was the worst part; they had been dating for half a year and he hadn’t even had the audacity to break up with her to her face! Although, some part of her was happy he had to decided to end things this way. She wasn’t sure what she would have done if he would have told her face to face! She might have broke down crying or she might have become very angry with him and acted out in ways she would later regret.

Rose decided she had spent enough time crying her eyes out over a guy that wasn’t even worth one of her tears, so she got up from her bed and went to her desk. She pulled out the bottom drawer, and took out her diary. She opened it up to the page where the red satin ribbon lay. She wiped her eyes with the back of her hand, and picked up a purple pen that was laying on her desk. She began writing furiously, “Dear diary, I have been thinking about love and what it means to me. I thought I knew, but today I realized I have never really known. What is love? How do we know when we are experiencing love? Why do I not feel loved? These are the questions that have been spinning in my head for the past hour. This is all I feel like writing for now. ~ Rose”

Weeks passed, and school was let out for summer. Rose was thankful she didn’t have to see Ethan flirting with his new girlfriend Amelia everyday. It made her sick and she swore he purposely did it when he knew she was watching. She was glad to be able and get away from it all. She would have plenty of opportunities to visit her favorite beach and lay out all day and soak up the sun. It would be different, not having Ethan laying there next to her complaining about the sun beating down on him. He would then start complaining that he was becoming sunburnt and it was starting to blister. I would have to rub him with suntan lotion just so he would stop whining. That was definitely not one of the better memories of their relationship, but it was better than feeling lonely.

Rose was sprawled out on her beach towel and basking in the sun. She had just slipped into sleep when she felt cold water dripping on her face. She opened her eyes a little and squinted, but the sunlight was blinding. When her eyes finally adjusted, she saw a boy with beach blonde hair and light brown eyes grinning down at her. He was extremely fit and tan. Rose smiled back at him.

It was a Friday night and Rose was laying on her bed. She was laying on her back and smiling up at the ceiling. She had just gotten back from the most romantic date she had ever been on. She pulled out her journal from underneath her pillow. She began to write, “Dear diary, a lot has happened since I last wrote in you. The most amazing thing has happened to me, actually. His name is James and we met this summer on the beach. I’ve never had such a great time on the beach before! There was no complaining about the sun being too hot. There was only laughter and smiles the whole time. He cares more about me than anyone ever has in my life. He even put sunscreen on my nose because it looked a little red. Ethan never treated me like this. I feel like a princess when I am with James. I believe I may be able to answer the questions I wrote in here on my last entry. My answer to my first question is love is anything you want it to be. It is personalized just for you. My second answer is that we know we are experiencing love when we are glowing from the inside out. You know when you want to spend every waking second with them. The answer to my last question is that I was completely wrong. I do feel very much loved by my family. I have learned a lot about love in the last few weeks and I feel good about what has happened in my life. Life works in mysterious ways, and I believe that is why Ethan dumped me and James found me. Love, Rose”

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A Walk to Remember

I really like this movie a lot. I think it displays a great story of true love. When you are watching the movie, you experience a lot of different emotions. You experience all of the emotions that come with love. I think this love story is so unique from others because it is between two people that are nothing alike. The two main characters in this movie are Landon and Jamie. Landon is sort of a bad boy type who is a dare devil when it comes to taking risks. Jamie is a sweetie pie who is very reserved.

One part of the movie I like is when Jamie tells Landon not to fall in love with her. He laughs it off as if she doesn’t need to worry because that will never happen. Then he ends up falling head over heels for her and falling in love. He then finds out that soon her life will be taken because of her illness and his love for her grows stronger than ever before. He decides to propose to her so they can get married before she gets very sick. Not long after they get married, Jamie passes away and Landon is crushed. He will love her forever and keep the image of her walking towards him on their wedding day with him always.

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“Oh Darling” by Plugin Stereo

“Oh Darling” by Plugin Stereo

You seem quite nice for a girl with good looks
And I’m the kinda fellow that’ll make you feel better when your life gets shook
So give it a chance according to your plans
I bet I’m not number one on your list to kiss, but please understand

You seem quite shy, but you’re oh so cute
And I’m the kind of girl that would love to be yours if you’d asked me to
So just take a chance, try to hold my hand
I swear I’d never let go
Just let me know if you’d be my man

I really want to come out and tell you
Oh darling, I love you so
If you’d ask me for my heart, there’s no way that I’ll say no
Oh darling, just take a chance please
So we can stay together till hell starts to freeze

You seem quite right for a boy like me
And I wanna know would you treat me well
Would you treat me like a queen
Cause I’d like to show you and make you see
That although we’re different types
We were meant to be

I really want to come out and tell you
Oh darling, I love you so
If you’d ask me for my heart, there’s no way that I’ll say no
Oh darling, just take a chance please
So we can stay together till hell starts to freeze

So I gotta ask you,
I cant be afraid
I gotta take a chance at love
So what do you say

Oh darling, I love you so
If you’d ask me for my heart, there’s no way that I’ll say no
Oh darling, just take a chance please
So we can stay together till hell starts to freeze

Oh darling, I love you so
If you’d ask me for my heart, there’s no way that I’ll say no
Oh darling, just take a chance please
So we can stay together till hell starts to freeze

I thought this song was very sweet when I heard it for the first time. It was not long ago when I heard it for the first time, and since then, I have been replaying it like crazy. This song shares the story of a boy and a girl who have feelings for one another. The boy in the song really wants to tell the girl how he feels about her, but he doesn’t have enough faith in himself. He is very timid and doesn’t have a lot of self confidence. I gathered this about him when I read, “I bet I’m not number one on your list to kiss, but please understand ” and when he says, “I really want to come out and tell you.”

The girl in the song feels the same way about him. She really wants him to make the first move. She says things like, “So just take a chance, try to hold my hand,
I swear I’d never let go” and “If you’d ask me for my heart, there’s no way that I’ll say no.” She wants him to be brave enough to show his feelings for her. She promises to not reject him. They want to take a chance at love together.

One line in this song that really stuck out to me was, “That although we’re different types;
We were meant to be.” It caught my eye because it made me think about what types of people are attracted to one another. People sometimes say that opposites attract. I think this, in some cases, is very true. Although, I think people that have similarities and the same interests is usually what attracts most couples to one another.

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“There is a Lady Sweet and Kind” by Thomas Ford

“There is a Lady Sweet and Kind” by Thomas Ford

There is a lady sweet and kind,
Was never a face so pleased my mind;
I did but see her passing by,
And yet, I'll love her till I die.

Her gesture, motion, and her smiles,
Her wit, her voice my heart beguiles,
Beguiles my heart, I know not why,
And yet, I'll love her till I die.

Cupid is winged and he doth range,
Her country, so, my love doth change:
But change she earth, or change she sky,
Yet, I will love her till I die.

I chose this poem because it is all about love at first sight. If you would ask me if I believed in love at first sight; I would say yes. I think that two people can be attracted to one another immediately without really knowing why. There isn’t always an answer for eveything, especially for love. You can’t always help the way you feel about someone.

People probably think love at first sight is only because they are attracted to the way the person looks. I believe there is a possibility of love at first because you can tell a lot about a person just by looking at them. There is a line in the poem that supports this, “Her gesture, her motion, and her smiles.” Although, some people are easier to read than others. I think people that experience love at first sight are most likely looking at a person who is very easy to read.

I also took note of how this poem says, “And yet, I’ll love her till I die.” at the end of every stanza. This goes to show that his love will go on forever. He will love her unconditionally, despite not knowing a single thing about her. He is listening to what his heart is telling him to feel. Towards the end of the poem he says, ” But change she earth, or change she sky, yet, I will lover her till I die.” I think he is trying to say that even if everything on Earth changes, his love for her will never change.

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“Love’s Philosophy” By Percy Bysshe Shelley

“Love’s Philosophy” By Percy Bysshe Shelley

The fountains mingle with the river
And the rivers with the ocean,
The winds of Heaven mix for ever
With a sweet emotion;
Nothing in the world is single,
All things by a law divine
In one spirit meet and mingle –
Why not I with thine?
 
See the mountains kiss high Heaven
And the waves clasp one another;
No sister-flower would be forgiven
If it disdained its brother;
And the sunlight clasps the earth,
And the moonbeams kiss the sea –
What are all these kissings worth
If thou kiss not me?
 
I found this poem to be very interesting. It talks about how everything on Earth mingles together in some way or another. After I thought about it more, I realized that this is very true. The nature on our Earth all comes together to make life beautiful. A line I thought to be very true was, “Nothing in the world is single.” Everyone has a partner or friend in life, whether they realize it or not. Everything has something to go with it.
 
I noticed that the poet seems to question about love not finding her. At the end of the first stanza she says, “In one spirit meet and mingle- why not I with thine?” and at the end of the second stanza she says, “What are all these kissings worth; if thou kiss not me?” I believe that somewhere in the world there is somebody for everyone. I also believe that those two people may never find one another and never fall in love. Love doesn’t always find its way and can get lost.
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“I Swear” by Michael Montgomery

“I Swear” by Michael Montgomery

I see the questions in your eyes
I know what’s weighing on your mind
But you can be sure I know my part
‘Cause I’ll stand beside you through the years

You’ll only cry those happy tears
And though I’ll make mistakes
I’ll never break your heart

I swear
By the moon and stars in the sky
I’ll be there
I swear

Like the shadow that’s by your side
I’ll be there
For better or worse
‘Til death do us part

I’ll love you with every beat of my heart
I swear

I’ll give you everything I can
I’ll build your dreams with these two hands
We’ll hang some memories on the wall
And when there’s silver in your hair

You won’t have to ask if I still care
‘Cause as time turns the page
My love won’t age at all

I swear
By the moon and stars in the sky
I’ll be there
I swear

Like the shadow that’s by your side
I’ll be there
For better or worse
‘Til death do us part
I’ll love you with every beat of my heart
I swear

I swear
By the moon and stars in the sky
I’ll be there
I swear

Like the shadow that’s by your side
I’ll be there
For better or worse
‘Til death do us part

I’ll love you with every beat of my heart
I swear
I swear

I chose this song because I feel that it expresses the true meaning of love. This is a very popular song and I think everyone that listens to it falls in love with it. It is about a person professing their love for their special someone. The person in this song is talking about making a promise to the person they are in love with. They are willing to be committed to the person and give them everything they possibly can. I think the most important line of the whole song is “Cause I’ll stand beside you through the years.” In my opinon, the test to true love is to find out whether or not a person will stand beside you when you need them most. If that someone does stick by your side, they are holding their love true to you.

Another significant factor that determines love is knowing that the person doesn’t want anything more in the world but for you to be happy. If you’re happy, they’re happy. Sometimes just seeing the smile on your loved one’s face brings you more happiness than any words ever could. The song also brings up the point of love having struggles. Love is crazy and is going to cause a lot of emotions to surface at times. Part of love is finding a way to work through your problems with the person that matters to you most. Another part of this song I liked is when it said, “I see the questions in your eyes; I know whats weighing on your mind.” The person that truly loves you will know you better than anyone else does. They will be able to read you like a book. Love, in the eyes of this songwriter, is about creating the best life you could possibly imagine with your best friend.

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What is love?

I chose the question “What is love?” because I have never stopped to think about it. We see love everyday; it is always around us in some form or another. Whether love be secretive, or just plain blatant. Love can also be expressed in many different ways.

The best way I can define love is a deep passion or mixture of strong feelings for someone or something. Love can be a very confusing feeling. Love can cause a person to be depressed, and love can make a person feel overwhelmed with happiness. I believe love is something that makes you feel out of this world!

Love is and means something different to each and every person in this world. I also feel that love can change a person for the better or for the worst. Love has a power over people that is hard for anyone to understand. If I had to describe love in one word I would say it is mysterious. I chose the word mysterious because you never know exactly why you love someone or something, but you know love has a way of finding you.

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