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Quatrain – What Is Love?

by Marlene Mesot

There is a saying
That love is blind.
But the Bible says
Love is patient and kind.

The Bible also says
Love keeps no record of a wrong.
This is true for two
Who to each other belong.

If we fit together,
We complement each other.
We help and support,
Sustain one another.

When two people can finish
Each others sentences,
This is a characteristic
Of harmony in marriages.

What is love?
This is a question you may ask.
Whether for another or from above,
It is selfless caring that lasts.


NOTE: The question of what love is has been asked, pondered and answered countless times throughout history. I certainly am not a scholar on the subject, just an ordinary person making an attempt at some person observations. I asked myself, “What is love?”? After 43 years of marriage before he passed, I must have some opinion on the subject.

When my husband Albert and I were dating he told me once that he believed we were soul mates. I said that was beautiful, but, in my mind, we were just friends. We had never used the “l” word. At a later time I told him, “I wouldn’t know what love was if I fell over it.”

After a few moments pause he said, “Well I guess we’re getting married.”

My mouth opened in surprise, and it took me a moment to answer. I briefly pondered saying, “That’s not how you propose!” Fearing he would take it as rejection I didn’t say that. I said “Yes.” We both believed in lifetime commitment for such a serious step. There were good times and bad as with any couple, but we stayed together.

This is my Valentines story. How fitting that I wrote it on what would have been my mother’s birthday. Thank you for reading and I pray it has touched you, dear reader.

About the Author

Marlene Mesot writes contemporary Christian mystery, suspense, romance, short stories and poetry. She has also written a one act play which is included as bonus material in her novel The Purging Fire.

Marlene Mesot, an only child, grandchild and niece from Manchester New Hampshire, and deceased husband Albert, have two sons, two grandchildren and English Mastiff dogs. She is legally blind and moderately deaf due to nerve damage at premature birth. She has loved writing since early childhood.

Marlene holds a Bachelor of Education degree from Keene State in Keene, New Hampshire and a Masters in Library and Information Studies from U-NC Greensboro, North Carolina. Visit her website

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One thought on “Quatrain – What Is Love?”

  1. Good morning Marlene.
    A very nice post and so timely and true just before Valentines Day!

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