Ideal love is what we all seek,
that moment of bliss, being swept off of our feet.
Danced all night long, yes, the slipper fits
Yes, ideal love is seen as such,
yet why can’t love be so much more?
The moments of perfect silences
or the moments of perfect smiles;
maybe ideal love is being there
in that moment with the one you love
and figuring out who you are,
but still having that steady look.
Yes, the ground shakes,
but ideal love doesn’t mean
someone stormed my castle to save me.
It means we stormed the castle
over and over again
until we reach the place of ideal love.
For ideal love is in the eyes
of the one you love,
but maybe it’s in the eyes
of who you both are
"I have watched my parents' love my entire life, but my first relationship never had the same spark theirs did. Then I took the plunge and started dating my best friend. Love became something completely different and special. That inspired me to write this poem." - Jordan Fashing, 12th grade, Benson Magnet High School