True Love

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Davonte Truitt
English 101
April 2nd 2013
TRUE LOVE

What does the word love mean? I have heard it since childhood, but nobody seems to have the same definition. Love is a powerful word and can be used in many different ways. I went to Wal-Mart the other day to search for a card to tell my mom I love you. They had hundreds of cards saying I love you and they were all said in different ways and meant different things. Love can either make or break someone; it depends on who the person uses their love for. When I saw all of this, it made me wonder what does love really mean.

Growing up my parents always tucked me in bed and before they left out of the room they would tell me “ I love you “. Those three words always gave a good feeling of security and that everything was okay. As I began to get older and start to hang out late with my friends or even travel on trips with friends, my parents always told me they loved me. Then a different kind of love hit me when I reached the age of 16. A girl said she loved me, and it felt different from the love that my parents would always dish out to me. I knew at that point that I was in love because I started to sweat and froze up for about 6 minutes after she spoke those words. However, that relationship ended not too long after, she dropped me like a bad habit. I was pretty heartbroken after that. My mom tried to help me out by explaining that this happens to everyone that falls in love for the first time but I wasn’t trying to hear that. . I later learned that what I felt for this girl is just another form of the vast number of emotions that fall under the term love. Therefore, I decided if love hurt that badly I didn't want anything to do with it.

As I stood in Wal-Mart reading the different cards about life I started to realize what it meant. I basically had all the symptoms of love all over again .When I dated the girl I fell in love with, feelings came back from reading the cards. There was this...
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