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Free love poems and verses for romantic love messages and notes. Short, long, sad, teen, relationship love poetry, more. Find the words of love you're looking for right here.

Never Like This

I’ve held others before,
But it was never like this,
Where my body inhales you
And quivers with bliss,

Where my senses are reeling
From the strength of desire,
And if I can’t have you soon,
I’ll be consumed by the fire.

By Karl Fuchs


Love poetry should make the recipient feel treasured. This free rhyming romantic true love poem is a love rhyme that could also be used as a relationship poem.

If Not For You

If not for you, I wouldn’t know
What true love really meant.
I’d never feel this inner peace;
I couldn’t be content.

If not for you, I’d never have
The pleasures of romance.
I’d miss the bliss, the craziness,
Of love’s sweet, silly dance.

I have to feel your tender touch;
I have to hear your voice;
No other one could take your place;
You’re it; I have no choice.

If not for you, I’d be adrift;
I don’t know what I’d do;
I’d be searching for my other half,
Incomplete, if not for you.

By Joanna Fuchs

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Some years ago, when I thought about starting a poetry site, I prayed about it. "Lord," I said, "I'm about to write a poem, and if you want me to go ahead with this poetry site idea, make it a really good one." I started writing, and in a short time, "Creatures of the Fire" was done. I looked at it and just knew I had the go ahead from God. Technically, it's the best poem I've ever written, with its internal rhyme and metaphors. I loved it then, and it's still my favorite.

Creatures of the Fire

We swan-dive into the volcano, burning;
We’re creatures of the fire,
Mingled male and female, yearning
For the heat, the sweet explosion of desire.

I splash into the pleasure, all consuming;
I’m joyfully insane,
My passion for you deep, and fully blooming;
Long after, sweet warm flickers still remain.

You make my body sizzle with your kisses,
And yet there’s so much more;
My heart is kindled, too; It knows what bliss is,
This closeness that I’ve never felt before.

My body and my heart belong to you;
I’m peaceful and complete.
I see more adventures coming for we two,
We creatures of the tender fire and heat.

By Joanna Fuchs

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Some love poems rhyme and some don't. This is a love poem in free verse, which doesn't rhyme. This free love verse could also be framed and given as a romantic gift.

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Until I Met You

Before I met you,
I thought I was happy,
and I was,
but I had never known
the rich contentment,
deep satisfaction,
and total fulfillment
you brought to me
when you came into my life.
Before I met you,
I felt a lot of things,
good things,
but I had never experienced
the indescribably intense
feelings I have for you.
Before I met you,
I thought I knew myself,
and I did,
but you looked deep inside me
and found fresh new things
for us to share.
Before I met you,
I thought I knew about love,
but I didn’t,
until I met you.

By Joanna Fuchs


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Love poetry can use imagery, as this romantic poem does in its references to nature.

A Love Song

Let me sing you a love song
About what I feel in my heart;
Butterflies can't find nectar
Whenever we're apart.

You're a flower in bloom.
In the dark, in the gloom,
It's you who brightens my day.
How many ways do I need you?
Every day, every way, come what may.

By Karl Fuchs

Love rhymes can list what one person loves about the other. Joanna wrote this why I love you poem for Karl for Valentine’s Day 2006. This love verse could be printed, framed, and given as a romantic gift.

Reasons Why

Our love is the long lasting kind;
We’ve been together quite awhile.
I love you for so many things,
Your voice, your touch, your kiss, your smile.

You accept me as I am;
I can relax and just be me.
Even when my quirks come out,
You think they’re cute; you let me be.

With you, there’s nothing to resist;
You’re irresistible to me.
I’m drawn to you in total trust;
I give myself to you willingly.

Your sweet devotion never fails;
You view me with a patient heart.
You love me, dear, no matter what.
You’ve been that way right from the start.

Those are just a few reasons why
I’ll always love you like I do.
We’ll have a lifetime full of love,
And it will happen because of you.

By Joanna Fuchs

Some love poetry is specific to gender, as this man to woman love poem is.

One In A Million

You're one in a million, my most special one;
Your radiant smile is as bright as the sun;
You're smart and caring and have many great charms,
And my heart really sings when you're wrapped in my arms.

I'm happy you chose me from all of the rest,
And I'm proud 'cause I know that I got the best.
You're so cute and sweet, and you glow like a pearl;
I just love you so much, my most wonderful girl!

By Karl Fuchs

Here’s a free verse love poem that attempts to describe feelings of longing when lovers are apart. Of course, you can change the color of eyes to whatever you want...brown, gray, green, etc.

Come to Me

When you’re away from me
I long for you...
in my thoughts,
in the center of my soul.
I yearn to see
the affection in your eyes...
blue depths of love for me.
I crave the safe warmth
of your arms around me...
my cave of comfort, ease and peace.
My body aches with hunger for you...
the exquisite torture
of delayed ecstasy,
coming soon, coming soon.
I long for you, I yearn for you,
I ache for you...
Please, bring all that I crave
in your incomparable self.
Come to me. Come to me.

By Joanna Fuchs

Love poems are usually written by people who are happy in their relationships--at least the happy love poems are! Here's a love poem from one very happy partner to another. This is perfect for a romantic card or to accompany a romantic gift.

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Safe Within Our Love

How did this miracle happen
That we're so very blessed,
So close…and more contented,
Than I ever would have guessed.

I never thought that I
Could spend each precious minute
With just one special person
And find happiness within it.

I've learned so much from you
About loving, sharing, giving;
I know if I hadn't met you,
I wouldn't be really living.

We're facing life together;
We're handling joy and sorrow;
I'm glad you're on my side,
Whatever comes tomorrow.

You're my perfect partner,
Sweet lover, trusted friend.
We're safe within our love,
A love that will never end.

By Joanna Fuchs

Love poetry often describes the good qualities of the loved one, as this love verse does. This I love you poem is in free verse; that is, it doesn't rhyme.

All The Things I Love About You

I love you for the warm, sweet affection
in your eyes
whenever you look at me,
and the special smile
you save only for me.
I love that you always seek
to have your body close to mine,
reaching out to touch,
to hold my hand,
to wrap your arms around me.
I love how you show me you care
by looking for ways
to make my life easier and more comfortable.
I love that when I ask you to do things,
you try to do them
instead of thinking me demanding.
I love that your favorite place is near me,
that you’d rather be with me
than anywhere else.
I love you for more reasons
than this page has space to write,
so I’ll try to tell you and show you in person
all the things I love about you.

By Joanna Fuchs



This love poetry describes unconditional love, the kind we’d all like to have. It’s a love verse describing true love that never fails. Joanna wrote this romantic poem for Karl on his birthday in 2008. It could be a love poem for a boyfriend or a love poem for a husband, or any kind of love poem for him.

You Just Keep On Loving Me

No matter what I look like,
Whether pretty or plain you see,
When I’m all dressed up or in PJs,
You just keep on loving me.

Sometimes I’m happy and cheerful;
Other times grumpy and sad;
Your absolute love never wavers,
Whether I’m grouchy or glad.

Sometimes I try to change you;
And sometimes I criticize;
But I feel something melting within me,
When I see all the love in your eyes.

Your tolerance is endless,
However I choose to be;
Having my love makes you happy,
So you just keep on loving me.

And that is why, my darling,
Whatever else I do,
One thing is sure; no matter what,
I’ll just keep on loving you.

By Joanna Fuchs

Love poetry can imply the erotic, as this love message does.

Like You

I had many loves before I met you,
interesting loves,
companionable, fun-loving,
comfortable loves,
but only one real love, unique love...
like you.
No one made my heart pound,
my skin damp, everything juicy
through and through...
like you.
None left me breathless,
panting with excitement,
satisfaction, and finally peace,
like you.
Before you, there were others,
but none captured
my mind, heart and soul forever...
like you.

By Joanna Fuchs

Love poetry can describe a fulfilling relationship. This love verse does that. You can attach this to a romantic gift or put it in your own love card.

No One Loves Me Like You Do

No one loves me like you do;
I’ve never felt like this;
You please me in so many ways,
With a word, a caress, a kiss.

No one understands me like you do;
You see me deep inside,
You choose to overlook my flaws,
The ones I try to hide.

No one satisfies me like you do,
When our bodies intertwine;
You give so much with your tender touch,
You’re amazing, and you’re mine!

No one loves me like you do;
You fill my every need,
And that is why, my darling,
I’ll follow wherever you lead.

By Joanna Fuchs

People who are looking for love sayings want to say what they feel but don’t know what words to use. I hope this love message meets that need.

Always

I always yearn to come to you,
be with you,
connect with you,
unite with you,
merge with you.
I always love to nurture you,
nourish you,
meet your needs,
feed your hungers.
I will always cherish you,
treasure you,
adore you.
I aways want to be yours,
always.

By Joanna Fuchs

Romantic love poetry often centers on obsessive thoughts of the loved one as this free romantic love poem does. It could also be called a falling in love poem.

I Think Of You

When I think of you, you fill my mind;
There’s no more thinking room I find.
I’ve never had such thoughts before;
I’m lost in you, whom I adore.

I think no more of mundane things,
Like common pleasures that living brings.
I just think of you, and I’m filled with dreams;
To keep your love fills all my schemes.

By Karl Fuchs

Love poetry can use the beauty of nature to convey tender feelings as this free online love poem does.

Beautiful

My thoughts of you are like raindrops on flowers...
Beautiful.
My thoughts of you are like a rainbow at a splashing waterfall...
Beautiful.
My thoughts of you are like a full moon
shining through a cloudy night sky...
Beautiful.
No matter what wonders my eyes have seen,
Nothing compares to the beauty I see
when I look at you.
My love for you is beautiful.

By Karl Fuchs

Love poetry can include love messages that talk about the search for Mr. or Ms. Right, as this sweet love poem does.

Lucky

We all are explorers on the great sea of life;
We search and we hunt for our pleasure.
Some adventures are fruitful, and some disappoint,
But few find a gem they can treasure.

I’m so blessed I found you as my priceless prize;
You’re a treasure in every way.
I searched with the rest and discovered the best;
Finding you was my luckiest day.

By Karl and Joanna Fuchs

Love poetry can acknowledge how strong the bonds of love can be. This love rhyme makes that clear.

The Prisoner

What is it about you that makes me feel weak,
And gives me the goose bumps whenever you speak?
Why does the sight of you fill me with pleasure,
Like a spotlight that shines on a glorious treasure?

Are you so different from others I’ve known?
What qualities do you have that are yours alone?
What can it be that fills up my heart?
And makes me feel lost whenever we part?

There’s no easy answer for this marvelous bliss,
For the wonder I feel whenever we kiss,
For the fire that rages at the touch of your skin,
For the way my heart pounds for you way deep within.

It must be the power of love that I feel,
That ties me in bonds that seem strong as steel.
I could fight to get loose, but I’d rather give in;
To stay trapped by your charms is how I will win.

By Karl and Joanna Fuchs

Love poems can appreciate a specific quality of the loved one, as this free love poem appreciates unconditional love. It also qualifies as a relationship poem.

You Let Me Be Me

While others tell me I have faults and flaws,
And pick me all apart and criticize,
You love me, sweetheart, just the way I am;
I only see affection in your eyes.

My pesky quirks you only find endearing;
Your perfect mate is what you choose to see;
I love you for a multitude of reasons;
And most of all 'cause you let me be me.

I never have to change to meet your standards;
Acceptance is the greatest gift you give;
I appreciate you for your sweet devotion,
And I’ll love you for as long as we shall live.

By Joanna Fuchs

Love poetry can describe how the loved one fulfills long-held dreams. This free rhyming love poem does that.

A Dream Fulfilled

How could anyone ever know,
The sweet dreams that I dreamt as a youth,
Could blossom and focus and grow,
Until now they’d turn up as a truth.

A truth filled with blessing and wonder,
A truth filled with love and with caring,
A truth with a voice loud as thunder,
A truth with a message worth sharing.

For you, my love, filled all my dreams,
Of a life I thought never could be.
Now with you at my side, I’m contented;
For my dreaming came true, don’t you see?

I never gave up on my dreaming,
I persisted because I just knew,
A wait for real love is worth waiting,
Now you’re here, and my dreams have come true.

By Karl Fuchs

For all you men whose women tell you that you never say what they want to hear, this free verse love poem is for you.

I’m Writing It Down

Sometimes a man’s mind and tongue
seem disconnected.
My mind realizes your wonderfulness,
but my tongue might fail to tell you.
Maybe, since my eyes and brain
see how very obvious
your lovely, endearing qualities are,
my tongue thinks
I don’t need to let you know.
In case there is any doubt
about what I am thinking and feeling,
I am writing it down for you:
I always think
you are the prettiest, smartest,
most wonderful, kindest,
most loveable girl
in all the world.
I want to hug, kiss, love
and adore you forever.
Please try to have patience
with the negligence of my tongue.
I am working to keep it in the loop better.

By Karl and Joanna Fuchs

Love poems can be custom tailored to the recipient. Joanna has strawberry blonde hair, so Karl wrote it this way, but this romantic love poem will fit any woman. Change "reddish" to "golden" or "raven" (black) or "chestnut" (brown).

My Girl with the Reddish Hair

Pirates bold in days of old
Searched the world for treasure rare,
But none they found as bright and sound,
As my girl with the reddish hair.

Precious gold and sparkling jewels
Were fortunes to make men care,
But none were worth a penny
Next to my girl with the reddish hair.

These pirates fought and died for wealth;
Their lives I wouldn’t share,
For I have the only wealth I need:
My girl with the reddish hair.

By Joanna Fuchs

Love messages can convey a "before you" and "after you" state of mind. This love poem in free verse (it doesn't rhyme) describes a person whose self knowledge may have been faulty.

Because of You

I was self sufficient,
gratified by my independence,
alone, but not lonely,
I thought.
But I was restless,
searching blindly for something
to fill an empty place
I didn't even know I had,
dimly aware
that I was somehow unfinished.
Then you came,
and filled everything,
every space, every need,
even secret dreams
I had concealed from myself.
I was self sufficient,
and restless;
Now I am profoundly peaceful
and complete,
because of you.

By Joanna Fuchs


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Love messages can contain detailed description, metaphors, even stories. This cute love poem includes fantasy as well.

The Wizard

There's a story told of a wizard
Who, for money, would cast a spell,
And I'm sure that you met this wizard,
And you, his wares he did sell.

What else can explain how your smile
Can make my heartbeat roar,
Or how your look slows my breathing,
While causing my spirits to soar.

I'm sure that you and this wizard
Conspired to control my brain,
For I'm always thinking about you--
Feeling happy and slightly insane.

Now I hope I meet that same wizard,
For I'd give him all of my gold,
To make you want to stay with me,
And share happiness as we grow old.

By Karl Fuchs

Love poetry can tell a story. Here's a love message from someone who's had some rough relationships, but finally found his dream partner.

The Dream Road

I've had a dream, since I was young
Of just how life should be,
But through the years, try as I might,
That dream eluded me.

I dreamed of a life that was filled with bliss;
I dreamed of love and sharing.
I dreamed, imagined and creatively planned
An adventure for two who were caring.

The road to today was paved with the dreams
That slowly got ground to dust.
And I've trudged that road and carried my load
And tried very hard to adjust.

Each step made me stronger; each test made me wiser,
So on my long walk, I grew,
Till the time was right, one magical night,
For the road to make room for two.

Now my brain shouts your name, and your loving reply
Makes a place for you in my heart.
(Name), it cries--so tender, so wise--
Let's make the adventure start!

Together we're blessed with a perfect match,
Something that's bright and new.
It's not too late, so let's create
A life that makes dreams come true.

By Karl Fuchs


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Love poetry expresses the all-encompassing nature of love. This free romantic love poem describes how the loved on is always on your mind.

Daydreams

My thoughts of you come frequently;
They’re always filled with you and me.
No matter what I see or when,
It brings you back to mind again.

I’d be sitting, reading a book,
Or be out walking by a brook;
No matter what the path I took,
I’d see dream images of how you look.

Each day is filled with dreams of you;
I hope that all these dreams come true.

By Karl Fuchs

Love poetry can describe some of the craziness that love brings with it, as this free romantic love poem does.

Beware

When love strikes us hard and makes mush of our brain,
When love sneaks in and makes us insane,
All sense can depart and leave the brain blank,
When love like that strikes it can drain our whole tank.

So beware of the power you exert over me,
For I’m under your spell; that’s clear as can be.
Whenever you’re near, my brain slips out of joint;
I fight my love, but what is the point?

You’re my strength and my weakness, for I love you so dearly,
And I hope our love shines through the years just as clearly.

By Karl Fuchs

Teen Love Poems

Teen love poems should address common experiences, like unrequited love, as this teenage love poem does.

Invisible

I see you at school
And you glance my way,
Passing in the halls
In your ordinary day.

But anytime
Your eyes meet mine
Is a day so rare,
A day so fine.

Just another face,
I’m nothing to you;
You look but don’t see;
You haven’t a clue...

That my heart is racing;
I’m trembling inside;
So much love for you
I’m trying to hide.

You smile at others;
You pass me by;
I’m invisible,
And I want to cry.

By Joanna Fuchs

Teen love poems often talk about how one person wishes another would think of them as more than a friend, as this teenage love poem does.

Just Friends?

You say that you like me,
But that we're just friends;
Can I feel the same?
Well I think it depends:

Can I quit breathing fast
Each time you appear?
Will my heart stop its pounding
Whenever you're near?

I'd like to feel nothing,
And get rid of the thrill.
I wish I'd stop loving you,
But I don't think I will.

By Joanna Fuchs

Love Prayer

It’s pretty amazing how many searches there are for a love prayer, so here’s a romantic prayer that I hope meets those needs.

Love prayer

I pray the Lord will bless you, Love,
With all that’s good from heaven above.
Lord, please keep him well, secure;
Create in us a love that’s pure,
Unselfish, giving, fond and true,
Fixed on loving and serving You.

By Joanna Fuchs

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Relationship Poems

Love poems can also be relationship poems, as this love verse is.

Love Can Stay Strong

When love first comes and all seems right;
It’s beyond our reason that we two can fight.
Yet fights will come, and anger might thrive,
So let’s try to be sure that our love will survive.

Let’s make our plans with similar goals,
So our wants and desires won’t hit hidden shoals
That set us crashing when things get hard,
So our love can stay strong even when it gets jarred.

For if love can stay strong when it’s tested by fire,
Then we'd share a future that most would admire,
A future where partners would strive side by side,
A future where love would always abide.

By Karl and Joanna Fuchs

This love poem is actually a relationship poem with an important message.

The Lover's Quarrel

For many years we’ve lived and loved,
Our lives a rich delight.
Then one day’s events caused us to clash,
And the friction led to a fight.

You think that words can’t do a lot,
But words are not inert.
Words have the power to sooth and calm,
But can also cut and hurt.

If thoughts are kept within your head,
They can be dealt with by you alone.
But once the words are past your lips,
They’re like a monument carved in stone.

So always take the time to think,
Of the hurt that can take place,
Whenever a thought is hastily said,
To cause someone loss of face.

It’s hard work to tear the monument down,
To make the hurtful words lose their power.
It’s so much better not to speak the thought,
And just complain to yourself for an hour.

By Karl Fuchs

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