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I came across this on a blog I enjoy the other day and thought I would share:

Falling in love is like owning a dog
an epithalamion
by Taylor Mali
www.taylormali.com

First of all, it’s a big responsibility, 
especially in a city like New York. 

So think long and hard before deciding on love. 

On the other hand, love gives you a sense of security: 

when you’re walking down the street late at night 

and you have a leash on love 

ain’t no one going to mess with you. 

Because crooks and muggers think love is unpredictable. 

Who knows what love could do in its own defense?
On cold winter nights, love is warm. 

It lies between you and lives and breathes 

and makes funny noises. 

Love wakes you up all hours of the night with its needs. 

It needs to be fed so it will grow and stay healthy.
Love doesn’t like being left alone for long. 

But come home and love is always happy to see you. 

It may break a few things accidentally in its passion for life, 

but you can never be mad at love for long.
Is love good all the time?
No! No! 
Love can be bad.
Bad, love, bad! Very bad love.
Love makes messes. 

Love leaves you little surprises here and there. 

Love needs lots of cleaning up after. 

Sometimes you just want to get love fixed. 

Sometimes you want to roll up a piece of newspaper 

and swat love on the nose, 

not so much to cause pain, 

just to let love know
Don’t you ever do that again!
Sometimes love just wants to go for a nice long walk. 

Because love loves exercise. 

It runs you around the block and leaves you panting. 

It pulls you in several different directions at once, 

or winds around and around you 

until you’re all wound up and can’t move.
But love makes you meet people wherever you go. 

People who have nothing in common but love 

stop and talk to each other on the street.
Throw things away and love will bring them back, 

again, and again, and again. 

But most of all, love needs love, lots of it. 

And in return, love loves you and never stops.

So what kind of dog describes your love?

Love songs for poems –> Silly Love Songs (Paul McCartney); Girl I Wanna Lay You Down (ALO & Jack Johnson); Be my Yoko Ono (Barenaked Ladies); I Burn For You (Sting); 50’s French Movie (Carrie Rodriguez); On Every Street (Dire Straits); Harbor Lights (Bruce Hornsby); Boy in a Rock & Roll Band (the Pierces) and of course, you have to include the Pina Colada song….

Take care,
Aly

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