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A collection of 49 Romance poems and two love letter by Ricardo Saul LaRosa, one of the Internet’s most popular poets. Including the essay, “The Seven Kinds of Romantic Love,” and an interview with the poet. 97 pages.
A collection of 49 Romance poems and two love letter by Ricardo Saul LaRosa, one of the Internet’s most popular poets. Including the essay, “The Seven Kinds of Romantic Love,” and an interview with the poet. 97 pages.

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MASTERPIECE OF LOVE

Poems, Prose and Love Letters

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Ricardo Saul LaRosa
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Including the Essay:

The Seven Kinds of Romantic Love

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MASTERPIECE OF LOVE
Poems, Prose and Love Letters By Ricardo Saúl LaRosa
© 2009 Self-published THANK YOU. Readers for your interest in my poems! If you should find this book useful, feedback and comments would be much appreciated. The author is available for poetry readings and educational lectures. The author can be contacted via e-mail at singers2000@yahoo.com.

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Dedication:
To the loving memory of Father Alferdo Burgos (1938 – 2007) who dedicated his entire life in the service of humanity especially those most in need. This world is a better place because you were in it. You were the guardian angel to countless people as you were to me, moreover, you were my good friend always giving me advise, you are truly my hero. God speed as you journey beyond bringing comfort and joy to many more.

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Ricardo Saúl LaRosa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Ricardo Saúl LaRosa was born in 1962 in the mountain valley of Santa Marta, Costa Rica. His family migrated to Long Island when he was five years old. He attended Freeport and Uniondale Public Schools. He holds a BA in Political Science from Queens College, City University of New York and presently is enrolled in a graduate program in Education/Social Studies. He has over 200 published articles in the local newspapers and magazines. He is a community activist and he has been a candidate for the schools boards and the Nassau County Legislature. The author resides on Long Island, New York and works as a teaching assistant in the public schools, a private tutor and a freelance writer. MASTERPIECE OF LOVE is his third book as he continues his journey into the wonderful world of poetry. He is available for poetry readings and educational lectures; contact him at singers2000@yahoo.com.

Index:
Preface Part One: The Seven Kinds of Romantic Love Part Two: A Soliloquy To Love A Poet Calls Upon The Stars in Heaven
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Part Three: Love Letters A Letter To Ida My Last Letter To Ida Part Four: Poems Part Five: An Interview with the author

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Preface
It is with a humble and happy heart that I present to you, my dear reader, this book of poems, two love letters and an essay about the seven kinds of love. The essay of love is solely my opinions and commentaries about this most complex subject we call love. MASTERPIECE OF LOVE is dedicated to the late Father Alfredo Burgos who was not only my family’s spiritual advisor but a very dear friend of ours. He was a wonderful man both as a priest and a human being. Father Burgos was a self-taught musician, composer, essayist and poet. In his poetry he expressed his great love for God and

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humanity; his poems were written in a superior language that only a true poet can express. I miss him very much and wish him well in the great beyond. I would like to acknowledge the Great Spirit of the universe of the life and many blessings I have been given. I have been given a heart filled with love and the soul of a poet. I would like to acknowledge my wonderful parents, Maria and Pedro LaRosa for their endless love and for being my guardian angels here in this life. I would like to acknowledge www.scribd.com helping me make my dreams come true by placing my poetry on their website to a world wide audience. Finally, I would like to acknowledge you, the Readers, for taking the time to visit my poetry and for adding them to your favorites list. Thank you also for your kind words. Welcome to my world! Ricardo Saúl LaRosa March 2, 2009 Long Island, New York

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The Seven Kinds of Romantic Love
By Ricardo Saúl LaRosa

“Puppy Love, First Love, Illusionary Love, True Love, Passionate Love, Obsessive Love and Pure Love as the seven kinds of romantic love”

Introduction:
Understanding love in the context of human relationships is a very complex and immense topic. It is as diverse, enigmatic and as perplexing as humans are themselves. The views expressed in this essay are my own and they are based on my life experience as well as observations watching people’s life implode as they destroy their lives and those of the people that they supposedly love. As the saying goes “the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, until you get there.” I believe that love can be divided into seven types; puppy love, first love, illusionary love, true love, passionate love, obsessive love and pure love. The ideal state for people to be in love would a true love; but we do not live in an ideal world and hence our society’s divorce rate is over 50%. This article will not deal with these issues; my objective is to simply propose what I believe to be the seven types of love and their brief definitions. Throughout my poetry, I have opened my soul to the general public in sharing with the readers all my heartaches, pains, despair, and hopes. When we are going through a great suffering because of love we feel as though we are the only ones experiencing this pain; however, we soon realize that what we are going through is a very basic human experience. Our selfish ego dramatizes the situation and psychologically makes us feel as though we are the only ones that have ever been hurt in this manner. The human being takes time to learn through experience and trails and errors; likewise is this thing we call love: it take time, experience and failures before we can learn from them and mature.

Puppy Love:
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Puppy love is the grand introduction of love for the youth. It usually occurs during the pre-adolescence or adolescence years in a person’s life and establishes a foundation about love in their socialization process. Although we associate puppy love with youth; the concept of puppy love can extend into the teenage years and even the years of early adulthood. For example, a high school student having a crush for his/her teacher. Puppy love is normally one-sided and it usually does not develop into anything serious at all. It is a physical attraction that turns into crush but the other person does not feel the same way for person experiencing this puppy love. As young boys and girls begin to develop a conscious of their own personalities and sexualities they begin to start having physical attractions towards another person. Here is where the socialization process as taught by the family, schools, churches, and the society at large teach the youth what is and what is not acceptable in relating with the opposite gender or same gender. The key role models here are the family members, in general, and in particular the adult members of the family or the household were the child lives.

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First Love:

Romeo and Juliet from the 1968 movie classic

Everyone remembers the first time Romeo and Juliet glanced at each other in the famous 1968 movie classic; it was, indeed, love at first sight. The classic William Shakespeare ( 26 April 1564 – 23 April 1616) love story of Romeo and Juliet is an incredible story from the perspective of my descriptions of romantic love because, in my view, they actually portray the seven kinds of romantic love to one degree or another. Romeo and Juliet first experience a puppy love because both of them have never been in love before; these feeling that they are feeling for each other can not be love in the start of their courtship because they do not know each other well enough. This puppy love for them quickly enter the illusionary love phase because now the infatuation is coming and is being expressed by both of them. This aspect of illusionary love is not a negative kind of love but nonetheless it is still an illusion love because both Romeo and Juliet feel that they have found their great love even though they still do not know enough about each other to seriously believe that they are really in love with each other. The type of illusionary love that Romeo and Juliet are feeling can also be considered another form of what is classically called “blind love.” However, this phase of their “love” is quickly going to change as their courtship becomes full blown.

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Romeo and Juliet from the 1968 movie classic

Once Romeo and Juliet have had then experience of romance and intimacy they are now convinced that they are truly in love with each other; and it seems that they are truly in love. Their puppy love become a short lived illusionary love which quickly becomes their first love and true love at the same time; which is incredibly rare indeed. They have experienced a romantic intimacy; they have shared their heart’s secrets with each other; they trust each other and at this point they are dying for each other’s embrace. They have become inseparable and this true love of theirs now becomes a passionate love; which is a higher level kind of true love; but one in which they are committed to each other 100 percent and their loyalty will only be to each other. As the story of Romeo and Juliet unfolds they are confronted with the problem that their families will not bless their feelings for each other. This great societal pressures upon Romeo and Juliet push their passionate love to become an obsessive love, whereas, because of a misunderstanding both Romeo and Juliet make decisions that will lead to their demise; and their great love ends in tragedy. Upon the deaths of Romeo and Juliet caused by their families indifferences and their misunderstandings, their great love story now becomes elevated, inadvertently, to a pure love status because their love was so great and has become the legendary story that has captivates millions world wide.

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there are too many Don Quixote like people walking about thinking that their love is also a true love. To novel and poetry enthusiast alike we are indebted to Cervantes for his masterpiece. she does not care for him at all and rejects his overtures. Poor Don Quixote’s idealism has blinded him completely and he can not see that his great love for Dulcinea is only an illusion.MASTERPIECE OF LOVE Illusionary Love: Don Quixote (Philip Hernández. The 1606 novel. Even the blind dog down the street knows that it is not so. Don Quixote’s love for Dulcinea is a lost cause for she for she clearly does not love him and rejects his love.” by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (September 29. right) sings to his Dulcinea (Rachael Warren. Now that is pretty bad. 1547 – April 23. Another very sad case of illusionary love are those people who are victims of domestic © 2009 All Rights Reserved by Ricardo Saúl LaRosa . 1616) is the greatest literary work to ever come out of Spain and is considered one of the greatest works of fiction ever published. whereas. Unfortunately. “The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote of La Mancha. left) in Virginia Stage Company's production of Man of La Mancha. but everyone else sees that it is not. The famous literary character of Don Quixote has become synonymous with idealism and illusionary love as he has convinced himself that Dulcinea is the true love of his life.

but have not love. for these victims it is a de facto illusionary love that has created by their circumstances and many years of conditioning. I ask and pray to the Great Spirit of the universe that they may open their minds to their realities and given them the strength to walk away from their abusive relationships. Very sadly. And if I dole out all my goods.” Sadly too many married couples or unmarried couples stay together for the sake of appearances or for the children but they are not fooling anyone but themselves. I am nothing. but have not love. an illusionary love is a relationship that will never work out and even though people may spend years together in this type of relationship they can never truly be happy because deep inside their spirit knows that this love is not true. They realized that they were in a false love. Love is long suffering. However. True Love: True love is the ideal type of love but as I stated earlier we do not live in an ideal world. This brings tears to my heart. they just walkout. This is what is sometimes called as “empty love. What is a true love? I want to introduce this kind of love with the following famous prose from The Bible: If I speak in the tongues of men and angels. this abusive relationship is perhaps the only kind of “affection” and “love” that the victim has ever known. thus. nothing I am profited.MASTERPIECE OF LOVE violence. And if I have prophecy and know all mysteries and all knowledge. this type of love is the most rare to find. Basically. no explanations no note nothing. © 2009 All Rights Reserved by Ricardo Saúl LaRosa . I have become sounding brass or a tinkling symbol. and if I deliver my body that I may boast but have not love. there are many cases where a person wakes up in the middle of the night and just then decides to walk out of the relationship. Finally. and if I have all faith so as to remove mountains.

or knowledge. I reply yes you are correct that is © 2009 All Rights Reserved by Ricardo Saúl LaRosa . hope. these three. but rejoices in the truth It covers all things. it is not jealous. Now I know in part. no grudges. but then face to face. For we know in part and we prophecy in part. but whether prophecies. it endures in all things. I reckoned as an infant. when I became [an adult]. Now what I have just described many have told me that this type of love is not realistic. or tongues.MASTERPIECE OF LOVE love is kind. no pretensions. it does not enumerate the evil. I abolished the things of the infant. When I was an infant. it is not irritable. It is a relationship of uncompromising devotions to each other. there are no jealousies. no suspicions but truth in every aspect of the relationship. I spoke as an infant. It is not discourteous. But now remains faith. the imperfect will be superseded. it has faith for all things. it is not selfish. they will be abolished. it hopes in all things. love. but the greatest of these is love. unselfishly. For now we see through a mirror in an enigma. Love never falls in ruins. love does not boast. From 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 True love means that you love unconditionally. they will cease. it will be superseded. and that your heart and loyalty belongs to your love and no one else. but then I shall know as also I was fully known. it is not inflated. It does not rejoice over the wrong. But when the perfect comes.

More time passes and the hurt and desperation that the poet experienced coupled with his faith and a higher order love within himself for himself and the divine has opened his eyes to a new perspective how he views what had happened. the poet can not understand the rationale of her decisions and starts to feel self-pity that she perhaps never loved him. As time passes by the poet realizes that she is not going to be free. This may sound as a contradiction but this writer can assure you that it is not. Let us look at the example of the poet whose feeling of his true love. but nobody dares tell you what they are thinking. At first. Our unsung hero has fallen madly in love with the protagonist of his poems and she in return has reciprocated his affections towards her. It does not happen over night. after only a few dates people say that they are “in love. many people who experience a true love relationship have done so while they were still in another relationship. true loves does take time to blossom. You end the relationship and wonder what you ever saw in him/her in the first place. They both make plans for the future anticipating the time when she is liberated from her passed oaths to another. not usually. Then one day you happened to wake up with a brain in your head and you realize that this person is not the one for you. In the meanwhile they must meet in secret and their love is a forbidden one. Unfortunately. many people confuse physical attraction and great sex with “true Love. © 2009 All Rights Reserved by Ricardo Saúl LaRosa .” It is of course natural to be physically attracted to your lover and for a desire that the intimacy that you both share should be wonderful. The pain and suffering almost made him lose faith in love and in life but it did not. for his blue valentine decorate the pages of this book further on. They are only “in like” not “in love. one or both persons were not at liberty to love freely.” but this is not possible. She remains in a relationship were by her own admission she says that there is no love. For example. and we all have them. however. A few months may pass and all your friends are wondering what you see in that jerk. Ironically.MASTERPIECE OF LOVE why this type of love is so rare and very few people ever experience it.” There is a phase in the beginning of dating and courtship that has been called the “rose-colored glasses” phase meaning that you are so infatuated and so “in like” with a new person that you can not see his/her faults.

Passionate Love: Passionate love comes in many forms and levels. unflinching. My critics are too quick to point out that I am again being unreasonable and unrealistic. and heart. He understands now that he paid a high price for loving someone whom he was not supposed to get involved with. One can say that the poet in his pursuit of true love is really “in love with love” first and than with his lover. He still has faith.” This is the type of love that makes a Shakespeare. © 2009 All Rights Reserved by Ricardo Saúl LaRosa . The experience of a passionate love is like true love very rare and few people have ever experienced this special kind of love. for once a poet always a poet at heart. It is a most beautiful kind of love. sacred and it is the stuff that great love stories are made from. True love is. in himself. the poet lives to love and loves only passionately and then he writes poems about the experience. poets. a Di Vinci or any of the other great artist. etc. mind. But this was the price he was willing to pay. possible but they are rare and far in between. I respectfully agree to disagree with them. To take away the great love he feels for his blue valentine. undeniable. If one of them dies first the other often dies shortly afterwards of loneliness and a broken heart. writers. a Van Gogh. painters. unyielding. that true love and passionate occurs more often than what I am stating in this essay. indeed. This is a most powerful love that overwhelms a person’s whole spirit. Please do not misunderstand me. they are the exception in life and not the norms. They are inseparable and they can not live without the other. He was left defeated and sad but not obliterated. The poet’s wish was eventually granted. in love and in life. Passionate love is the elevation of an existing great love or if you will a “true love. a Shelly. Here the passion must be mutual. True love (usually) must exist first before the relationship can develop into a passionate love.MASTERPIECE OF LOVE The poet picked himself up and invoked the Great Spirit of the universe to take away the hurt and to clam his suffering soul. People who love like this spiritually become as one with the other.

The Storm by Pierre Auguste Cot. and others the romantic tale Paul et Virginie by Bernardin de Saint-Pierre (1737–1814). 1880 This painting was commissioned from the artist in 1880 by Catharine Lorillard Wolfe. one of Cot's principal patrons. Some suggested the Greek romance Daphnis and Chloe by Longus (ca. 200 A.MASTERPIECE OF LOVE I remind my valued readers that my category and definitions concerning the seven kinds of romantic love are solely my opinions based on my own experiences and a life time of observing people in general. critics speculated about the source of the subject. under the guidance of her cousin. This type of study I leave to the PhD’s who do research this type of information. John Wolfe. If you are interested in the study of love from a professional than I recommend you visit the website of Elaine Hatfield..D. Her website has downloadable of Frequently Requested Papers and Scales/Questionnaires which I found very interesting in my quest to understanding © 2009 All Rights Reserved by Ricardo Saúl LaRosa . It is not a scientific analysis by any means. Ph.D. When it was exhibited in the Salon that year. who is Professor of Psychology at the University of Hawaii.).

www.com Obsessive Love: Obsessive love is when a person has lost all sense of what is right and wrong having been clouded by a compulsive blind love.” persons who confuse love with obsession: “Instantly become attached to another person. sex. It is kind of love where a person is emotionally obsessed with another. Are unable to walk away from unhealthy.MASTERPIECE OF LOVE human love. painful © 2009 All Rights Reserved by Ricardo Saúl LaRosa . Moore. John D. Cannot function unless they are in a relationship. This is the kind of love that nobody wants or should ever have to experience. Try to control their partners through emotions. Abandon their friends and family. money and even food. author of “Confusing Love with Obsession. According to Chicago Psychotherapist Dr. because they are obsessed with someone. regardless of compatibility.elainehatfield.

not mine I assure you my dear reader. Neurotic. if the person suffering from obsessive love does not seek professional help than there is great danger of someone getting hurt or worse.” The wheel demonstrates the four stages of Obsessive Relational Progression as part of Relational Dependency.net In his book the author explains his hypothetical sphere which he calls "Obsessive Love Wheel. phase two is the Anxious phase.MASTERPIECE OF LOVE relationships. including rapid telephone calls to love interest's place of residence or workplace. Are in constant fear of a partner's infidelity or abandonment. passionate love. It is a most wonderful expression of a person’s unselfishness and placing the interests of the other person above their own interests even if it means that they are going to suffer because of it. © 2009 All Rights Reserved by Ricardo Saúl LaRosa . As one can imagine. Phase one is the Attraction phase. and pure love phases. know that the greatest love of my life (to date) has been a woman whom I call “my blue valentine” and I believe that our forbidden romance passed through the true love. From my own experience. Here. Pure love means letting go of someone you love with all your heart and soul because you know that this is in the best interest of the other person.” From www. phase three is the Obsessive phase and phase four is the Destructive phase." meaning that the relationally dependent person cannot stop thinking about a love interest and required his or her constant attention. Feel empty inside when separated from a partner. is the most dangerous. stalk and obsess over a love interest in an effort to exert control. BLUE VALENTINE and MASTERPIECE OF LOVE. experiencing extreme anxiety. compulsive behaviors. BEYOND LOVE.” Sadly. phase four. Pure Love: Pure love may be viewed also as an idealistic kind of love but nonetheless it does exist. Harass. “the onset of "tunnel vision. those of you that are familiar with my three poetry books. because in the end I had to let her go for her own best interest.johndmoore. the Destructive Phase.

For I have cried an ocean of tears for my blue valentine and I am not ashamed to say so. I was going to have a mental meltdown. because if through my mistakes and sufferings I can help others not make the same mistakes than all my poetic and prose works have not been in vain. In the 1970 movie classic. Ali MacGraw tells Ryan O’Neal what has become a famous catchphrase. otherwise.” © 2009 All Rights Reserved by Ricardo Saúl LaRosa . It was a true love that literally brought me to my knees invocating the Great Spirit of the universe to take away the love in my heart for her. they are dead wrong. “Love means never having to say you’re sorry. Love Story.askuramusic.com They say that men do not cry.MASTERPIECE OF LOVE Image credit: www.

my most cherished Readers. Caressing those soft hairs. I thank you whole heartily for taking the time to read this essay and my poetry. It is a special love that the crazy poet of this book felt when he wrote so many poems to his lost blue valentine. It was a pure love that was all he felt when he penned. PEACE and HAPPINESS always dwell in your life! With this poem which appeared in BEYOND LOVE I conclude my thoughts on the seven kinds of romantic love. A warmth of sunbeams. As they dance with those moves. This Love! Ricardo Saúl La Rosa May you never be without.MASTERPIECE OF LOVE Pure love is a super supreme kind of love that transcends all human emotions. You make along life’s waltz. May you never be without. may LOVE. “This Love. To YOU.” to his lost love. © 2009 All Rights Reserved by Ricardo Saúl LaRosa . The only other loves that are more powerful than pure love are a mother’s love for her child and spiritual love. A thousand blessings to you and your loved ones.

Love. A great love. With thoughts hauntingly. Happiness. Of our days together. May you never be without. With tenderness. Lay down your head to rest. That cried on our last goodbye. This love! That I hold close to my heart. Sleep preciousness. With honor. May you never be without. May you never be without. A heavenly love. With remembrances. A peace within you always. This love! That I carry with me. With smiles. With bitter sweetness. This love! © 2009 All Rights Reserved by Ricardo Saúl LaRosa . This love! That I cherish more than life. As angels watch over you. Those shy eyes.MASTERPIECE OF LOVE A place called home. Of our moments shared. A wonderful love. With passion. May you never be without. May you never be without. Of what was once.

With sacrifice. A splendid love. My heavenly stars. May you never be without.MASTERPIECE OF LOVE That I hide deep inside. With no regrets. With fortifications. This love! That reminds me I’m alive. Crying myself asleep. With kisses abound. Of seeing you again. May you never be without. This love! This love! This love! That I hold in my heart for you. With yearnings. With pain unbearable. With prayers. Though it’s been hard. With jealousy. May you never be without. With hope. An infinite love. © 2009 All Rights Reserved by Ricardo Saúl LaRosa . Where your heart lies. With one more chance. This love! That was my life’s happiness. A sacred love. This love! That brought me to my knees. A joyous love. May you never be without. With not being alone.

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With confession of sins, Of love, This love! That’s yours and mine only, My love…

Painting by Vincent Van Gogh

Part Two: Love Letters
A Lover Letter To Ida Entitled “WELCOME TO MY WORLD”
Dearest Ida,

Welcome to my world Ida I pray for God’s forgiveness upon us and His blessings and protection for us. When I say “us” I include little _________ God Almighty willingly she will be my daughter! I pray for our salvation here on Earth and beyond the greater sunrise. I pray and ask God to have His plan revealed to us. As much as I love you Ida and I want to spend my life with you I must respect the

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Lord’s master plan that He has for you and I. If His will does not include you as my wife than I must and will accept this. As I feel right now I would be so broken if you are not for me and I would be so hurt and lose faith in love and poems. But I will never loss faith in God and if it is His will than it shall come to pass no matter what you or I wish. I accept God’s will upon our lives and nothing more. Only time and the future shall reveal itself in due time, we must wait and see how God’s will unfolds in our lives. Welcome to my world Ida and little _________. Welcome to a world filled with God as our foundation and a faith that never waives. Welcome to my world Ida filled with love, respect, trust and joy. Welcome to my world Ida filled with beautiful memories of a love long suffered and long waiting for to come true. Welcome to my world Ida where I shall love you everyday and shower you with kisses at night. Welcome to my world Ida where “I do until death keeps us apart” means something sacred and not just words in vain. Welcome to my world Ida of show biz and politics, of arts, music, and TV and newspaper interviews, of a fame and fortune by helping those in need never forgetting whence we come from. Welcome to my world Ida where I am your king and you are my princess. You are my woman and I am your man who will love and protect you everyday. Welcome to my world Ida of poems, songs, music and great things in art. Welcome to my world Ida where you are my woman and only I can touch your body and make love to you. Welcome to my world Ida where the happiness that we both have never known shall come true and we both shall be happy in love; a happiness we have only known in dreams. Welcome to my world Ida where dreams do come and love is still real. Welcome to my world Ida a world filled with God’s blessings and sanctioned by His will where we are man and wife our lives become one and we make a happy home and our children are our joy. Welcome to my world Ida where you will cry

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no more for not being in my arms and I will not cry anymore because you are finally my wife and my dreams come true. I bless that day we met and thank our Lord Jesus Christ for having united us in love and family, in respect and love, in joy and in marriage, in Christ and in His heavenly purpose and His grand will for us. Welcome to my world Ida where you will not cry anymore for an impossible love. God Almighty I ask for your forgiveness for Ida and I and I ask for your will to be made known to us. Ida and I have suffered so much Lord, please help us and guide us to know your will. Thank you Lord for the entire blessings you have given my family and I. Lord, I ask for your divine intervention. Lord, I ask for your divine will to be known to Ida and I. I am not strong and I need your help; Ida and I need your help and blessings. Welcome to my world Ida, my princess, my love, my woman, my angel, my dream and my happiness. With love, R.S.L.

My Last Letter To Ida
R.S.L.

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BEYOND LOVE. more than words can ever express. I remember you with sweetness and happiness and a great love that has truly blessed my life. peace and love. I hope that somehow you may come across the scribd. Feeling your love caress my heart and soul is as fresh in my mind as though it was yesterday. and I do not want to cry anymore. I remember you with love and I miss you very much. since I last heard your sweet voice.com web site and there you will find my first poetry book. I will always treasure our great love within and I will always love you in my heart. I will remember you and what you have meant in my life. I know that somehow your spirit will receive this letter in your heart. again. It has been a very long time since we last saw each other. if I continue writing for too long I will break down and cry. since I last kissed your angelic lips. I do not know what the future will bring or if we will ever see each other again. I wish you only happiness. I will keep this letter short although there are many things I want to say I will let my spirit send it to you telepathically. I know in my heart that you also treasure our days spent together as I do even though they were very limited. © 2009 All Rights Reserved by Ricardo Saúl LaRosa . Tonight I asked the Great Spirit of the universe for guidance and wisdom. The same way so many of my prayers have reached you. New York February ___. May all your dreams come true and may love and happiness always dwell in your life! With all my love. I wish you well and all of God’s blessing upon you in this life and beyond.MASTERPIECE OF LOVE Long Island. which I have dedicated to you. ________ Dearest Ida.

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R.S.L.

Don Quixote marching uphill to battle with the great monsters

Part Two: A Soliloquy To Love

Soliloquy of Love
(Closure of my love for Ida)
Heart! Heart of mine, why did you let me down the path of sorrows and ill-fated romance? Why didn’t you look out for me? I trust you with my most sacred of feelings and secrets. Why did you let me down! Why, why I must know!

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You have brought me so much miseries and torments. I have been hurt beyond repair I believe I will never ever love again; my emotions have been left cold and indifferent. I have become cold and apathy rules my feelings. This was my worst fear come true.

The Great Spirit of the Universe made me with a happy and poetic heart and this was always my pride and joy; should this experience leave me poet less than it is truly my punished for listening to you and trying to love Ida beyond what Providence had ever planned. But why didn’t you warn me! Heart of mine you must also be punished for your betrayal of my trust; you are henceforth banish from my being until a time that my sorrows and furry may no longer rip my soul apart. I wish things had turned differently with Ida and I but they did not.

I damn you for your betrayal; I curse you for your failures; I hate you for you idealism for believing that true love can really come my way! I wish you were not my heart for another would have looked out better for me. I wish you loneliness and coldness and hardships and forever lost in this world never know the grace of a true love; dam you a hundred times, heart of mine and now be gone!

Go Away! I no longer want to see you have caused me enough pain and grief so why are you still here? Go away I no longer want to see you! Why do you torment me still? Haven’t you done enough damage to my life?

(the Heart exists and the poet is left alone)
Great and wondrous stars upon the infinite canvass of the universe you better than anyone else know the life I have led and the many mountains I have climbed, the struggles and disappointments that have overwhelmed my soul. You know that in my life I have only know true love three times and Ida was the last one. I guess I should not complain for three great loves in one life time are more than most people ever experience; some have never even known a true love even once. No, I am not

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complaining at all.

I am indeed very thankful for what I have been given in this lifetime for I realize that I have been truly blessed by the Gods. I have been given so many blessings that it would take all night just to write them down on paper.

Tonight I call upon your great wisdom for guidance and some kind of lasting closure to my love for Ida. I realize now that we are not going to be reunited for it has been too many years since we last were together. I ask from the Great Spirit of the universe for strength and forgiveness.

Forgiveness for loving a wonderful woman who was not at liberty to love freely as she wanted to or as I insisted that she did. With all my heart and soul I am sorry for the bad decisions I made and for all the hurt and sorrows our relationship has caused Ida.

Tonight I call upon your great compassion for Ida and I. We both have been through a very trying time because of our love for each other. I ask you to mend her heart and mind from all illness this relationship has caused her. I ask you that you make her anew again and renew her zest for life that she always held dearly so that she may continue her life as prosperous and joyous as ever before. Tonight I call upon your great strength for Ida and I so that we both may go on about our lives as happily and peacefully as ever. She is a beautiful woman both on the outside as well as the inside and her compassion towards others is endless. She did not deserve the heartaches and pains that our romance gave her. For the pain I have cause Ida I am truly sorry but not nor ever for having known her and for us falling in love. Never!

Tonight I call upon your great peace to comfort Ida and I for we both have been hurt beyond words. A peace of divine love that only you can gives us for the healing process will take some time.

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I ask nothing for myself for I have been blessed heavenly. Tonight I humbly call upon you in this prayer.L.MASTERPIECE OF LOVE Tonight I call upon your great mercy upon Ida and I for her sin and mine are clearly. I ask for my long lost Ida for her peace of mind and happiness and a lasting closure of this great love that we both shared. R. Part Three: Poems A Lover’s Lament (A Madrigal) Ricardo Saúl LaRosa © 2009 All Rights Reserved by Ricardo Saúl LaRosa . Whatever mercy you have for me I give them for Ida. I have suffered enough and the pain is unbearable. upon her most true mercy prevail as for me I shall accept the sentence as is without complaints. Tonight I call upon your great powers to take away the love that I have for Ida in my heart. I accept without bitterness or anger the punishment that the stars have in store for me. If it is written in the stars that Ida and I will not be reunited in this lifetime than holding on to the great love that I feel for her has no purpose and it will only torment me.S. For she was not free to love me as she did nor should I have pushed her passed the line good judgment.

Deep within your soul. Giving me your love and hope. Hoping somehow that you’ll hear it. Does he love her as he once me? Filling her world with my hopes. And I want to die… (Duet) My love where are you. I’m hurting more and more. From our special love. Do you still remember me? I’m sending you my wishes. I don’t want to live… (Male) Why did we drift far apart. With each passing day. Causing my destruction. My desires still burning for you. I don’t know want to go on. Take this pain away. in love with you. And those tears that rain. On your precious little heart? Did my ego chase you away. That I no longer wish to love again. And realize that I’m still. That I can’t go on anymore. in this dying hell… My love my darling. Did I place too many chains. © 2009 All Rights Reserved by Ricardo Saúl LaRosa . This is my reward for believing.MASTERPIECE OF LOVE (Female) Hearts torn apart one from another. In this sad love song. I wish somehow you’d come to me.

how. No matter. No matter. Don’t let all our love fade… All our love. with its loss. in a kiss. Are not easily. in your embrace. And heartaches. where love once stood. In my life again… All Our Love Ricardo Saúl LaRosa In the memories. how far. I’ve come to terms. where love once stood. how far. Ashes burn. and loneliness. forgotten… No! No! No! All our love. dwell within… All our love. still burns bright. forgotten… © 2009 All Rights Reserved by Ricardo Saúl LaRosa . The warmth of your skin… I’ve felt so loved. Are not easily. Ashes burn. of our love.MASTERPIECE OF LOVE In my life again… Giving me your love and hope. still burns bright. Those feelings. how.

you are from me? © 2009 All Rights Reserved by Ricardo Saúl LaRosa . thinking of you. Rapture in peace. As the angels fly. As the angels fly. you’re doing well… As the angels fly. above my home. I can last. a living hell.MASTERPIECE OF LOVE As The Angels Fly Ricardo Saúl LaRosa Winter storms on fire. For a love lost. Don’t known how long. only when asleep. to grow. Wondering. straight from the heart. above my world. That rips me apart. As they gently fall. where you are? Hoping. Never given a chance. everyday. on my home. Crying tears. They keep me warm. Memories kill my soul. too soon. across Long Island. and cry too. But when awake. And they calm. that turn to snow. my restless soul. As those memories. by my home. They gather above. Don’t know how far.

I once knew a girl just like you. Be careful before it’s too late girl.MASTERPIECE OF LOVE Be Careful (A Woman Giving Advise to a Girlfriend) Ricardo Saúl LaRosa I know you that you’re falling for a charm. He’s won’t settle down with you or another. I knew that girl very well. And you fall in love with him. Wake up from his passionate hold. because that girl was me… I think that you’re walking too dangerously. I once knew a girl who loved him too. She lost all faith in love. His love for you is just an illusion. You blush all over when talking about him. Be careful before it’s too late girl. © 2009 All Rights Reserved by Ricardo Saúl LaRosa . Who believed that love comes full circle. She was hurt and broken to pieces. He likes to roam around tasting new sweets. Who doesn’t love you and never will. Be careful before it’s too late girl. And you fall in love with him. And you fall in love with him.

A little piece of your heart. © 2009 All Rights Reserved by Ricardo Saúl LaRosa . A little piece of heaven.L. And you fall in love with him. love. I knew that girl very well. because when you stop dreaming. you have stopped living!” . I don’t know which way is east which way is west. Sometimes life’s struggles are too much for me to bear And they know how to get me down. happiness and an endless inspiration that brings out the best that we can be. I’m all alone and sad I’m weak And need a little comfort every now and then Just when I feel all is lost You come along Giving me peace and hope. we call earth. because that girl was me… Bless Me With Your Smile Ricardo Saúl LaRosa “Dedicated to all the singers in this hell.S. for with their beautiful talent bring to us color.MASTERPIECE OF LOVE Build her hopes around his world of lies.R. Until the life in her was no more. She died and died dead inside. Be careful before it’s too late girl.

A smile that covers The four corners of the world! Bless me with your smile. Let’s make an oath once and for all. Let’s place our cards on the table. Help me make my dreams come true! A smile that lasts forever And has meant the world to me! Cards On The Table Ricardo Saúl LaRosa Let’s stop playing these childish games.MASTERPIECE OF LOVE And all the strength to carry on! Bless me with your smile. I’m willing to place my heart on the line. I’m tried of not knowing a true love. You’ve been so good to me I ‘m so grateful you’ re in my life! Bless me with your smile. I declare my love for you! © 2009 All Rights Reserved by Ricardo Saúl LaRosa . A smile that radiates around the globe Filled with warmth and happiness Bless me with your smile. A love that will make my life complete.

When we share love. As you melt like butter on hot bread… Let’s place our cards on the table. Let’s declare our love for one another. Let’s declare our love for one another. When we share love. Caress my neck. And remind me who the woman is. Now and for always. Look into my eyes. Can you really tell me? You don’t feel my love for you? When you place my hands on your hips.MASTERPIECE OF LOVE Now just be honest with me… When we make love. With a gentle bite and a lover’s kiss… When you place your hands on shoulders. Now and for always… © 2009 All Rights Reserved by Ricardo Saúl LaRosa . And tell me what you feel inside. As you melt like butter on hot bread… Let’s place our cards on the table. And tell me what you feel inside. When we make love. And remind me who your lover is. Look into my eyes.

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Don’t Look At My Eyes
Ricardo Saúl LaRosa I’ve fallen for you girl, I’m so in love with you, Don’t know, What you whispered, When you kissed my neck, Oh love, Don’t look at my eyes, When you kiss my lips, Don’t look at my eyes, When we make love tonight! Oh girl, Take my heart, Hold it in your hands, Never let it go, Love, Make love to me, With a great passion, Like nevermore! Don’t look at my eyes, When you grab my body, Don’t look at my eyes, When you make love to me! Oh girl, Take my heart, Hold it in your hands, Never let it go, Love, Make love to me, With a great passion, Like nevermore!

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Don’t Look Back
Ricardo Saúl LaRosa Don’t look back to the past, It’d only hurt more, I know you’re alone and blue, For loving one who didn’t love you, Don’t look back for mistakes, That you didn’t know, Of love, I know you tried your best, To win a heart, That would never settle down, Don’t look back my darling, Won’t you give us a chance? To explore a whole world, Of love, That we’ve never known, And longed for so long, Don’t look back to yesterdays, We can’t change the past, It’s time to move on, To a brighter day, And our brand new world, Our brand new world,

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Of love…

Don’t Need Your Love (Anymore)
Ricardo Saúl LaRosa Don’t need your love, in my life, Don’t need your love, shinning on, You abandoned me; left me for dead, In the valley of death, no mercy, I’m on my knees, begging my Lord, To give me the strength to carry on, I know that He will; always has, Lift me up when I’m falling down, Don’t need your sympathies; because you see me cry, Don’t need your love, anymore… Don’t need your love, touching me, Don’t need your loves or maybe I do? Don’t know anymore, I’m sure, I’ve made up my mind, really, I don’t understand, your ways? Why did you stop, loving me? How does love end; when it loved so much? Why did you love me; till I cried? In a valley I’m dying, of heartaches, Don’t you realize; you’re wrong? Don’t you feel, the love in me? Don’t you see; I’m still in love?

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Don’t you feel, the pulse in my heart? Don’t need your love, or life, Don’t need your love, why go on? Don’t need your love, it’s a cruse, Cause you don’t love me, anymore, Fire and brimstone, falling from the skies, The rivers flowing blood, The earth’s trembling under my feet, All hell brakes loose; I’m so scared, Archangel Michael where are you? Lift me up when I’m falling down… If you could see me now, Flying above the valley, no more sorrow, No more death, In my world, only happiness and sunshine for me…

Earth’s Goddess
Ricardo Saúl LaRosa Woman sweet precious woman, I know you’ve played second fiddle, Abused and tormented, Throughout the eons, You’ve suffered much oh~~, You’re victim of your innocence, I know you’re hurting inside,

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Your heart is dying, You’re the bearer of life, Your love is unconditional, And yet you’re down trodden, Even though you’re Earth’s Goddess, And yet you’re down trodden, Even though you’re Earth’s Goddess, Woman sweet precious woman, Man’s arrogance is a sin, He’s held you down afraid to love you, He knows you’re much stronger than he is, Woman sweet precious woman, You must forgive him, He’s so afraid, He knows you’re much stronger than he is, And yet you’re down trodden, Even though you’re Earth’s Goddess, And yet you’re down trodden, Even though you’re Earth’s Goddess,

Goddess of Love
Ricardo Saúl LaRosa Innocence in her eyes, In her shy smile, When she looks at me,

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Her eyes glance down, Not wanting to see my eyes, Nor the spells that are there, She is new to these worldly things, And in her heart, there’s so much love, Even though, she has never been in love, My goddess of love, She’ll never know, how much I love her, She’ll never know, how much I adore her… When she awakes, I’ll be gone, Far away from this Paradise, And one last goodbye, From her lips to mine, I will treasure within me, It will keep in safe along my way, And in her heart, there’s so much love, Even though, she has never been in love, My goddess of love, She’ll never know, how much I love her, She’ll never know, how much I adore her…

Goodbye To Love
Ricardo Saúl LaRosa

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I waited, I waited and waited with the patience of a saint, To no avail because my blue valentine did not return, I hoped and hoped with a hope that forever springs eternal, No e-mail, No letter, No phone call, No message whilst I slept dreamingly, Another Valentine’s Day just passed, I stood outside in the cold looking at the moon, Calling out your name; praying for you; crying in silence, As my heart died for you! There are no more tears left in my eyes to cry, There is no more hurt left in my heart to feel, There are no more dreams left of us together again, There are no more poems left in this poet’s heart for you, I must be true to myself and admit that all hope is lost, Not because there was a lack of love on my part nor yours, For you loved me with all the honor, dignity, and passion a woman could ever bestow upon a man, For this and much more I shall always love you in my heart, I shall always adore you for what you have meant in this life, But my life, this life, must continue, I have so much to give and love floods from my soul, Hence I must declare: Goodbye to love!

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No reason to go on living. A sweet kiss. On this earth! © 2009 All Rights Reserved by Ricardo Saúl LaRosa . Happy birthday Poet Man. In your nightmares. Happy birthday Poet Man. You’ve hurt the one. In your misery and distress. Hurt her so! Happy birthday Poet Man. You’ve loved most. If you remember what is life. Your spirit and life is dead. How life has come full circle. And betrayed her. Is broken into a thousand pieces.MASTERPIECE OF LOVE Happy Birthday Poet Man Ricardo Saúl LaRosa Happy birthday Poet Man. A lover’s warm embrace. Even though your heart. You loved a true love. In the passion of the night.

And ask them. If you’d ever love again? Happy birthday Poet Man. Your spirit’s not. If you remember our life. I hope you love again. © 2009 All Rights Reserved by Ricardo Saúl LaRosa . Too far behind. Don’t complain. The love of your life! Happy birthday Poet Man… Happy Birthday Poet Man (Part 2) Ricardo Saúl LaRosa Happy Birthday Poet Man. Happy Birthday Poet Man. Bless your broken heart. As I once did. A true love. You’ve reaped what you’ve sowed.MASTERPIECE OF LOVE Happy birthday Poet Man. And you’ll have no need to betray. Look up to the heavens. Who’ll love you endlessly.

In this crazy world… Happy Birthday Poet Man. In your miseries. I am too. Where’s your poem. No song... Betrayed! And hurt me so! Crushed my dreams. Your true love.MASTERPIECE OF LOVE My love’s warm embrace. © 2009 All Rights Reserved by Ricardo Saúl LaRosa .. A kiss on these lips. today? No words. Who loved you most. Happy Birthday Poet Man. No fancy prose. No sonnet tonight. And your loneliness. Poetic justice. You’ve lost the one. Happy Birthday Poet Man. Is your gift tonight… Happy Birthday Poet Man. To hide your pain or mine.. Happy Birthday Poet Man. No rhyme.

I’m crazy for your love. Hoping it’s not in vain oh not in vain. How do I know love’s for real? And not a game oh I don’t know… How do I know love’s real? Beneath those sweet kisses. A thousand times and more. I’ve done that a thousand times. ` © 2009 All Rights Reserved by Ricardo Saúl LaRosa . I’ll die for your love and you know I’m for real. Your lips paralyze me insane. Prove to me your love. Make a wish upon a falling star. I’m holding you upon my breast. How do I know love’s for real? And not a game oh I don’t know… How do I know love’s real? And not an illusion not a lie.MASTERPIECE OF LOVE How Do I Know Love’s Real? (Madrigal) Ricardo Saúl LaRosa (Female) How do I know love’s real? I don’t know oh I don’t know.

Or not at all and be dammed. How do I know love’s for real? And not a game oh I don’t know… How do I know love’s real? Look at mine eyes and tell me. A love that was so special in this world. © 2009 All Rights Reserved by Ricardo Saúl LaRosa .MASTERPIECE OF LOVE Now or forever keep your peace. I don’t know what went wrong with our love. Feel the pain in me and more. I thought we were so much in love. love doesn’t touch all the heart. Love me as I love you. In your arms once and for all. Than I can bear and die. How do I know love’s for real? And not a game oh I don’t know… I Don’t Know What Went Wrong Ricardo Saúl LaRosa I don’t know what went wrong with us. love’s not everything to be fulfilled. And I’m not going to worry about it… I don’t know what went wrong with our love.

MASTERPIECE OF LOVE Love’s not a toy to play with. And I’m not going to worry about it… I don’t know what went wrong with our love. I don’t know what went wrong with our love. The pain’s too much to bear and I’m letting go. It’s not that I didn’t you love. And I’m not going to worry about it… I don’t know what went wrong with my dreams. Not knowing if. And I’m not going to worry about it… I don’t know what went wrong: I don’t care anymore. And I’m not going to worry about it… I Give You Love! Ricardo Saúl LaRosa I give you all my heart. I’m tried of crying and hurting inside. To that heart? © 2009 All Rights Reserved by Ricardo Saúl LaRosa . you’ll be good. Leaving my heart crushed to the ground. My world was filled with your love. I don’t know what went wrong with our love. That came trembling down like stones. I don’t know what went wrong with our love. It’s serious and avenges players.

You are my queen. My manhood and honor. Not knowing if. I give you love! And love. ‘Cause heaven’s turned upside done! I give you all this love. I give you love! My love. I’m your prince! I give you love! Love. Inside my heart! Unconditional. Inside my heart! Unconditional. Love. you’ll be true. Hell feels like heaven. I give you all the love.MASTERPIECE OF LOVE I give you all my trust. Peace has turned to war. To that trust. Love. I give you love! And more love… © 2009 All Rights Reserved by Ricardo Saúl LaRosa . Memories hunt my mind. I give you joy.

There was no need for them at all. My heart heard them very well. I won’t be as coy with you baby. One rainy afternoon in June. too!” I belong to you only you. I died. Our hearts are forevermore entwined as one. For another and another… Even though you didn’t say those magic words. You’ve won me for this life and beyond… © 2009 All Rights Reserved by Ricardo Saúl LaRosa . When I say. Your lips spoke for you and said it all. “I love you. For every kiss you gave me.MASTERPIECE OF LOVE I Love You. Too! Ricardo Saúl LaRosa I can’t believe you and I shared love. Our bodies said what words dared not say at all.

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I’m Not Asking For Much
Ricardo Saúl LaRosa I know we’ve just met and love takes time, And I’m feeling things I’ve never felt before, I’m just a poet lost in this world, Hoping for his falling star, I’m not asking for much just your love, And the kindness that you can give me, I’m not asking for much just your heart, I’m not asking for much… I’m not asking for much just your blood, And every once of breath in you, Lay down your heart for me, And declare the end of this world. I’m just a poet lost in love, Wishing for a dream come true, I’m not asking for much just your life, I’m not asking for much… I’m not asking for much, Just the stars in your heaven and all your love…

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I’m So In Love
Ricardo Saúl LaRosa I’m so in love, So in love that I’m spellbound, I’m soaring up high, I am soaring through the skies, And the clouds, Mt. Everest here I come, I’ve just flew passed you, Hello Himalayas! Hello India! Blessed sweetheart, Sweet, sweet heart, Thank you for giving me, A reason to live, In this crazy world! My heart aches, For you, Every waking moment, With every heart beat, I’m so in love, I’m so in love, You are my dreams come true! Mt. Everest here I come again,

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Just flew passed you, Hello, Hello, beautiful world! Here I come again, I’m so in love, I’m so in love, In love!

In Her Smile (For Our Children)
Ricardo Saúl LaRosa In this crazy world, Of war and hell, Where lives are torn apart, Bombs drop and babies die, Life has no meaning, Anymore… In this crazy world, Of war and hell, A little girl asked her daddy, “Why do they hate us?” A speechless sobbing daddy, Offered no answers but silence, As the corporate media whores, Tells a horrified world, “It’s a just and noble war.” Indeed the world turned upside down…

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In this crazy world, Of war and hell, I feel a hurt deep inside, Democracy Betrayed… Lies have their price, And so does the blood, They have shed… But I’ve found solace, In her smile, In a child’s warm smile, In her innocence, And hopes, She holds the world’s dream, In her little palm… And Life has some meaning, After all… Blessed are the Children, Of this Earth!

I Struggle…
Ricardo Saúl LaRosa I struggle, For a freedom, My family; my seed,

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Struggle, I struggle, For a dignity, Craved from these hands, And body, Struggle, I struggle, For a place in the sun, Long over due, Struggle, To be loved… And struggle, Everyday of my life, For your love… Your everything, Struggle; I Struggle, And now, Now that you’re gone, I realize, I’m all-alone; alone! I struggle, For a dignity, Craved from these hands, And body, Struggle, I struggle, For a place in the sun, Long over due me, Struggle, To be loved… And I struggle, Everyday,

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For a love that’s mine, And everything to me…

I Want To Tell You
Ricardo Saúl LaRosa I want to tell you I love you, How much I adore you, Even though you don’t believe me, And don’t love me, I want to tell you I’m in love With you and only you, Come what may I don’t care anymore, I love you for what you’ve meant to me, The happiness you’ve given me, I’ve never known… I want to tell you I’ve found peace, That I’ve never known, Or hope to have known, In this world, I want to tell you you’re mine, Even though you say you’re not, And don’t want to believe in us, I love you for what you’ve meant to me, The happiness you’ve given me,

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As I wished to be loved. Dreams from the heart of a lonely man. That once held me and my dreams. Destroying everything in its path. I remember you with tenderness and love. I wish you’ll remember me the same… I wish to remember you my love. Turned my life upside down and I’m lost. I wish you’ll remember me the same… © 2009 All Rights Reserved by Ricardo Saúl LaRosa . Tormenting me everyday with your memories. I remember you with tenderness and love. A love that’s buried deep inside me. Wishing to be loved once. That flowed from my lips to yours. I wish you’ll remember me the same way… I wish to remember you with sweetness. I remember you with tenderness and love.MASTERPIECE OF LOVE I’ve never known… I Wish To Remember You Ricardo Saúl LaRosa I wish to remember you as a grand love. Flowing like a river out of control.

As I once loved you only. Time and distance has made me grow cold. how long this will last. I wonder. And all the love we once shared. © 2009 All Rights Reserved by Ricardo Saúl LaRosa . when this hell will end. Your love torments me everyday. I wish you’ll remember me the same… I Wonder Ricardo Saúl LaRosa I wonder. On the day that I die with no more reason to live. I don’t know what up yonder awaits me.MASTERPIECE OF LOVE I wish to remember you my woman. Even though I’m with someone new. I remember you with tenderness and love. if you ever think of me. where you are today. I don’t feel loved. I wonder if you really loved me. How far from my world. I don’t know how to love… I wonder. But I hope you’ll be there too with me. I wonder.

I want to tell you. Don’t dwell in the past. Don’t be ashamed to cry.MASTERPIECE OF LOVE What did I do to deserve this. Don’t despair anymore! Lift up your head high. we’ll make things right. Take away this love. you’re not alone. I don’t know how to love… Let Me Hold You In My Arms Tonight Ricardo Saúl LaRosa Let me hold you in my arms tonight. Let me caress your hair. Have mercy upon me. I’ve been wrong too. I have many things to confess. From my heart. Let’s be glad that we’ve together again © 2009 All Rights Reserved by Ricardo Saúl LaRosa . My thoughts for you never changed. Even though I’m with someone new. O’ Lord in your Heaven. And let me love again… Time and distance has made me grow cold. give me that smile that makes my world! Let me hold you in my arms tonight. I don’t feel loved. for her. I feel your hurt and I know you’ll dying down deep inside. wipe away those tears from your eyes.

Here in this world and throughout eternity! They don’t know what you’re worth to me. I’ll fight day and night to defend our love. © 2009 All Rights Reserved by Ricardo Saúl LaRosa . all the stars in the sky All the dreams in my heart And I’m not going to let them take you away… Darling. give me that smile that makes my world! Don’t despair anymore! Lift up your head high. Never kiss your sweet lips under the moonlight in July. for you love and honor. there are those who wish to see us apart. give me that smile that makes my world! Let The Battle Begin! Ricardo Saúl LaRosa Darling. they’ll never embrace you in their arms. Like a demented spirit lost in hell I will attack! They don’t know what you’re worth to me. all the diamonds in Africa All the pearls in the sea. Let the battle begin! I’ll fight to the end. They can’t stand to see the joy that’s in my heart.MASTERPIECE OF LOVE Let’s start life anew! Don’t despair anymore! Lift up your head high. All the gold on earth.

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All the gold on earth, all the diamonds in Africa All the pearls in the sea, all the stars in the sky All the dreams in my heart And I’m not going to let them take you away…

Love Has Conquered My Heart, Tonight
Ricardo Saúl LaRosa Love has conquered my heart, tonight, And I am going to tell the whole world just how much I love you! What you are to me here on Earth; You are a precious being; Heaven sent, Heaven blessed, Heaven bound; again; but not tonight, Tonight you are in my arms; My embrace warms your soul; No worries, no fears; no more lies, Only you and I in the shadows by candlelight, Sweet red rose wine overflowing in two glasses, But not as sweet nor as red nor as overflowing with kisses as your lips are on mine, Tonight you are my willing captive, On this winter’s night on Long Island, As the frosty winds pass by kissing the windows, My lips are in love, too, as they kiss every inch of your body, Two-hundred kisses and counting as you murmur sweetness,

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Wrapping my hair in your fingers ever so softly, Tonight our bodies, our souls, our spirit-minds become as one, As only true lovers in love can ever become, As a sacred passion overwhelms us I begin to cry; And I weep out loud, of happiness! The Happiness your love has blessed me! The love from your heart this poet has never known before! The love that you brought to my heart; My heart that was slowly dying of loneliness; I thought that my lucky stars had forgotten me! Not tonight! Because you are in my arms, I hold you tightly and sweetly never wanting to let you go, Tonight you are my love and mine alone, Kiss me again a thousand times as only you know how to kiss me, Love me again; and again; and again; and again my love! Until we fall asleep in each others arms; Peacefully, Lovingly, And so in love, As we sleep a restful sleep, As our hearts beat as one, As in our dreams our passions continue, As the angels watch over us with awe and envy, As I wake you up from your slumber just to say: “I love you!”

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Love In Your Eyes
Ricardo Saúl LaRosa I will love you forever, Looking at the stars far away, That’s what you are to me, Stars in heaven, Things in this world don’t matter, I’ll treasure you in my heart, I love you, Even though I know you don’t love me, Left me alone and blue, Destroyed my dreams, Never to love you again, I know in your heart there’s a piece of me, Wondering in your heart day and night, Because I saw love in your eyes! Even though I know you don’t love me, Left me alone and blue, Destroyed my dreams, Never to love again…

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Love’s Not For Everyone
Ricardo Saúl LaRosa Love’s not for everyone, The stars don’t shine, on every soul, Waiting for their turn, to be held and loved, I’ve stopped believing in dreams a long time ago, I’ll play by some rules to share a piece, of your heart, I known I’m weak and I need a woman to encourage me on, And if our time’s short, and I get hurt, I accept, I was once heard an old man say with tears in his eyes: “I’d rather have known love and been hurt, Than never having known love at all…” Love’s not for everyone, Don’t think and fool yourself girl that heaven’s blessed you, When a dream walks, into your miserable life, Love’s nothing you own, it comes and goes, Without mercy, lying to your heart, Killing you gently and so sweet, Like a poisonous kiss from those lips, In every kiss, and sigh you shared with him, I give my passion and kisses to you, For a small piece of happiness and peace… But don’t you dare think, That love’s come your way…

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Love’s not for everyone, It respects not even the angels, It spreads hell over the rich, and poor alike, It knows no boundaries or any law, It couldn’t care less, if you are good or bad, I’m not fooling myself, I know you’re not mine, Our time shared is stolen from another’s, Your true love’s waiting for you, After you’ve just kissed my lips, And made love to me, and I to you…

Make My Dreams Come True
Ricardo Saúl LaRosa Flying at the speed of light, Traveling through the Milky Way, Just passed Saturn and Mars, Heading towards this lonely world, The moon never looked so bright, As she smiled at you, When you graced her with your hand… Come into my life, Come and make me free, Come and be with me,

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Flying past the mountains, Swirling through the valley, March across the plains, Like a raging storm, Come into my life, And claim this restless heart… Swimming in oceans blue, Gilding through the cannons, Come and love me with the passions, Of a madman and a poet… And light the fireworks inside my soul, Yearning to be explode, With a love that’s meant for you… Come into my world, Come and break away these miseries, Come and make me live once again, Flying past the mountains, Swirling through the valley, March across the plains, Like a raging storm, Come into my life, And claim this restless heart…

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We must accept. We’re not free. To love and truly be one. I can’t stand to see you down… © 2009 All Rights Reserved by Ricardo Saúl LaRosa . Let’s love one another always! My darling love. Life’s not our heart’s desire. For times spent. Every now and then. In our own world… My darling love. There’s no hope for us. My darling love. To love and truly be one. We should admit. There’s no one to blame. We’re not free. My darling love. My darling love. I can’t stand to see you down.MASTERPIECE OF LOVE My Darling Love Ricardo Saúl LaRosa My darling love. But if we can love. Please don’t cry. In each other arms. Please don’t cry. We must accept. We should be thankful.

In the deepest part of my heart. In your arms I’ve learned many things. How to kiss how to love. Your memory lives. You showed me how to be a man in your arms. As time goes on. You’ve meant so much to me. I love you. And in the sunshine I feel your warmth.MASTERPIECE OF LOVE My First Love Ricardo Saúl LaRosa You were my first love in my life. Like a ghost it haunts my soul. You were my first love. Your love lives in me. In your arms I’ve learned many things. Because you were my first love… © 2009 All Rights Reserved by Ricardo Saúl LaRosa . Memories grow fonder. I hear your whisper in the soft winds. You were my first love in my life. How to feel loved inside. I love you.

I have to go away. In our hearts. Never to return. A little bit of you. My love my love please listen. Never to return. No one’s to blame. There was enough love. To your loving arms. My love my love please listen. I have to go away. To your embrace. In our kiss. There was enough passion. © 2009 All Rights Reserved by Ricardo Saúl LaRosa . I have to go away. No one’s at fault.MASTERPIECE OF LOVE My Love Ricardo Saúl LaRosa My love my love please listen. That’s all I’m taking. My love my love please listen. For this heartache. For this departure. I have to go away.

Ooh~~ baby. Forever! A little bit of you. And your love. © 2009 All Rights Reserved by Ricardo Saúl LaRosa . Made me a woman in his arms. And he lied to me. It’s my love’s confession something I’ve never told you before.MASTERPIECE OF LOVE And your love. That’s all I’m taking. Forever! My Love’s Confession (A Woman To Her Man) Ricardo Saúl LaRosa Before we walk to the altar on our wedding day. Yes he did! Before we walk to the altar on our wedding day. I’m not that sweet innocent girl that you think. Once I had a love that I thought loved me. I need to tell you something. Ooh~ no. It’s my love’s confession something I’ve never told you before. I need to tell you something. Took away my innocence my pride.

My love’s confession! My Only Consolation Ricardo Saúl LaRosa At this point. And that His will shall be completed. All my problems were gone. My only consolation knows that when I held Ida in my arms. My only consolation knows that when I kissed Ida’s sweet lips. This belongs to you babe. Even though tonight. It’s my love’s confession something I’ve never told you before. But not my heart. My only consolation knows that our Lord shall protect Ida. Before we walk to the altar on our wedding day. © 2009 All Rights Reserved by Ricardo Saúl LaRosa . Those very few precious moments she loved me and only me. I need to tell you something. It’s my love’s confession something I’ve never told you before. And the world was indeed a beautiful place to live.MASTERPIECE OF LOVE He violated my woman’s nest. I’ve never known love. Until I met you. Only I mattered to her in the world during those few moments.

MASTERPIECE OF LOVE I shall drown myself in tears. While I’ve only given you misery and despair! © 2009 All Rights Reserved by Ricardo Saúl LaRosa . And I will find true Love and the happiness. I have faith in my Good Lord. To hell back and forth without breaking down or losing my mind. In those times of desperation you came to me like an angel in disguise. Your love for me has been an unselfish love. every step of the way like my shadow on the ground never leaving my side. Darling you know I’ve come close. You’ve been there. Climbing this mountain here on earth. Never complaining that your dreams where not fulfilled. That you gave up many things to be there for me. that He shall bless me. I will have consolation! And come what may. giving me hope and inspiration. I need you to tell something: You’ve meant the world to me when I was all alone My darling you know it’s been no bed of roses. lost faith in love and life. That I have longed for and that I have never known! No Bed of Roses Ricardo Saúl LaRosa I wondered how I’ve survived these years of hardship and pain.

I don’t want to see one more tear from your beautiful eyes! Precious saint. Sweetness I want you to know that from now on. Heaven knows you deserve this and much. And what you’ve meant to me… © 2009 All Rights Reserved by Ricardo Saúl LaRosa . I want you to know that I love you with all my heart. God bless you! You’ve meant everything to me! I dedicate my life to you! No Words In Vain Ricardo Saúl LaRosa I’m a poet a troubadour. Let me build you that mansion on the hill. Yet (I’m) lost for words to adore you. much more! I pledge to use every strength in me.MASTERPIECE OF LOVE But it is not too late to make things right. This comes from my heart and the deepest part of my soul. Let me make your dreams come true. My only goal in his life is your happiness. And the angels as my witness! I pledge to you my unconditional love. To make up for lost years.

Thank you for coming into my life. I thought everyone was nice and caring. No hopes no dreams come true. You’ve shown me that. I’m a poet always dreaming. Love dwells in me too. For this and even more I adore you… I bless you everyday… Thanks for coming into my life. © 2009 All Rights Reserved by Ricardo Saúl LaRosa . Saying what you have meant to me… Nowhere Ricardo Saúl LaRosa Perhaps I was naïve and I trusted everyone. When I was down deep low. None believed in me not even myself. Mi amor… Thank you for coming into my life. Good things do happen sometimes. In this poem there are no words in vain.MASTERPIECE OF LOVE In this life filled with heartaches. When all was lost no reason to live. And I need to tell you.

I am finally coming home! Nowhere. I am content wherever I land in Nowhere. Asia or Africa? Or will I land in Europe. We are going to make things right this time! © 2009 All Rights Reserved by Ricardo Saúl LaRosa . It made me what I feared most: It made me cold and indifferent to other’s suffering. Nowhere is my true home. I was naïve and so dead. Australia. I believed in love and in dreams that do come true. broken spirited. Does not matter that they do not remember my name or my face. I still treasure them for their illusions bestowed upon me. I will go Nowhere. long time. I really tried to understand the world. Although it breaks my hearts into pieces infinitely. And where will I go? Nowhere. This pale blue dot is my heart’s inspiration. Will I land in the Americas. I die asleep sweetly in peace knowing I will return again. I will accept this reality. And I will miss those whom I have grown attached to. wake up! I believe in you again and again and again. sweet. inadvertently. Artic or Antarctic? It does not matter to me at all. I was wrong. This is the only world I have truly felt a warmth. Of all the endless worlds I have known in this vast universe. It made me dead inside.MASTERPIECE OF LOVE I believed in this lie a long. I am coming home at last! After an infinitely long. long journey. home. I believed all goodness in everyone. It made me sad and broken hearted. I understand now that I landed on the wrong planet. And envisioned a home. I must now leave this world I call Nowhere. dead wrong. To embrace it with all of my heart.

For us a family that won’t be. You held me so warm reminding me. Don’t you ever forget our last day. A true love in my heart. And so in love with you… © 2009 All Rights Reserved by Ricardo Saúl LaRosa . And we’ll never know a home.MASTERPIECE OF LOVE Our Last Day Together Ricardo Saúl LaRosa Our last day together was precious. You cherished me in your love. Don’t you ever forget our last day. Giving you all my love my soul. And so in love with you… Our last day together memories. Don’t you ever forget our last day. And so in love with you… Our last day together in love. You held me in your arms. I’m a poet in love and I live for you. home. sweet. You loved me I was your man.

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Poet Man
Ricardo Saúl LaRosa Tell me poet man, What the hell is going on? How long will my heart hurt? Will it ever, ever heal? I cry day and night, Wondering like a fool in outer space, Not knowing which way, I should turn, I’ve just landed on Mars and there’s no one here, Minus eighty degrees, no water, no air, How the hell am I supposed to go on? When I’m stranded here on Mars? Tell me poet man, What the hell is going on? She walked out the door one day, Never to return, again, Left me all alone, Not knowing what I did wrong, The pain inside, Is unbearable, I’ve just landed on Mars and there’s no one here, Minus eighty degrees no water no air,

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How the hell am I supposed to go on? When I’m stranded here on Mars? Tell me tell me tell poet man, What the hell is going on? Will my heart ever heal?

Two Lovebirds
Ricardo Saúl LaRosa Two lovebirds were you and I, Enchanting as we danced through the cosmos, Flying together in love through the skies, In a world not known for its mercy, Two lovebirds lost in love, Free falling through the abyss of life, Wondering what went wrong why, Did our love go astray… Two lovebirds in love with each other, A love majestic and divine, Embraced my soul and life, Made my life worth living, Two lovebirds lost in love, Free falling through the abyss of life, Wondering what went wrong why,

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Did our love go astray… Two lovebirds died for each other, Romeo and Juliet all over again, They can’t stand to see us so in love, This world’s not meant for those who love , Two lovebirds lost in love, Free falling through the abyss of life, Wondering what went wrong whence, Did our love go astray… Two lovebirds lost in love, Free falling through the abyss of life, Wondering what went wrong whence, Did our love go astray…

Where Did Love Go Wrong?
Ricardo Saúl LaRosa Oh Treasure where did love go wrong? I thought my warmth embraced your lonely heart, How blind could I have been? Not to realize I was losing you? I’m left alone with a broken heart, Not knowing how to feel? I think about you every now and then,

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When I cry myself to sleep, I dream about a love that made me whole, Made my dreams come true, I’m flying so in love I can touch the sun, Feel so loved, Then I get burned and fall to Earth again...

Where Does Love Go
Ricardo Saúl LaRosa Where does love go after the passion, Is gone and leaves us alone, A tumbleweed in the wind left to drift, Across these lonely Texan plains, A pebble in the sand amongst millions, Unknown to the world and my peace… Where does love go after my heart’s frozen, In the cold Alaskan snow, The Eskimos stay away from me, They know that love’s passed me by, A thorn amongst the red roses, Bleeding the blood in my veins… Where does love go after my soul’s burned, In Hawaiian volcanoes,

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For us crying in who knows what. But creating new lands. on us? Didn’t you feel. Killing everyone in sight. Where does love go? Why Did You Give Up? Ricardo Saúl LaRosa Why did you give up. on us? When I kissed your lips. One hundred miles plus the tears. Death’s never tasted so sweet. my love? Why didn’t you believe me? When I said. Explode like a Floridian hurricane. “I love you!” Why didn’t you believe. No time feeling sorry for anyone.MASTERPIECE OF LOVE Destroying life in its path. Didn’t you feel love? © 2009 All Rights Reserved by Ricardo Saúl LaRosa . And still longing to be loved… Where does love go after the memories. in us? Why did you give up. For those hearts once left behind.

I can’t believe. on us? After I’ve given you. Believing that love may never come. Of dreams and romance with you… Why Does Love Elude Me (Madrigal) Ricardo Saúl LaRosa (Female) Many times I feel like giving up. That life’s not meant for happiness. © 2009 All Rights Reserved by Ricardo Saúl LaRosa . You’ve given up on us! Why did you give up.MASTERPIECE OF LOVE When I held you on. with you. And those girlish. I love you. Didn’t you feel. of romance… Of dreams and romance in love. my breast. Why does love elude me. my love? The sanctity. on us? When I’ve fallen in love. Throwing all my wishes away. so much! I can’t believe. my heartbeat? Why did you give up. dreams. of my body.

Who’ll love me as much as I’ll love him… Wore Out Shoes Blues Ricardo Saúl LaRosa I’ve seen you walk up and down these marble floors for many months. © 2009 All Rights Reserved by Ricardo Saúl LaRosa .MASTERPIECE OF LOVE Where’s that special one meant for me. A high class executive climbing the corporate ladder. I’ve so much love to give a gentleman. And every time I saw you I saw a dream. All my sweetness lives in my kiss. Pulling up in your fancy car and expensive clothes. Why does love elude me. I’ve so much love to give a gentleman. Why does love elude me. And felt a strong feeling deep inside. Where’s that diamond ring meant for me. All my beauty’s stored in my heart. No caviar or champagne for me. Where’s that white gown meant for me. Who’ll love me as much as I’ll love him. I know I’m not a sexy glamour star. I know I’m not the prettiest girl in town. I know I’m not high-class society. I’ve so much love to give a gentleman. Who’ll love me as much as I’ll love him.

And inside me I do have a loving heart. And I’m not a bad person and I have a lot to give. And I went home that day with a great hurt inside and I cried. A good and loving poor man… © 2009 All Rights Reserved by Ricardo Saúl LaRosa . To the one who loves me just as I am a poor man. Even this poor man will find a true love. There’s a lot of love inside of me to give. Because it hurts so much and I know that one day. You told the guard that I was bothering you. And you looked at me with disgrace. I may be poor but I am still made of flesh and bones. And give me a chance to show what I feel inside. I’ll be all right and this heart of mine will mend somehow. I never felt so disillusioned and betrayed.” Was it my worn out shoes? Or was it my old faded blue jeans? Or was it my over-sized sweater? Or the stained tie I wore with pride that offended you? I don’t know I’m only the hired hand. But one day we met and spoke. And I wished to make you mine.MASTERPIECE OF LOVE And all I wanted was for you to notice me. And I don’t want to cry no more. And I thought wonders of you. And all I said was “good morning. Beautiful on the outside but mean and bitter on the inside. Disillusioned by your appearance. Betrayed by my own heart. For not knowing the difference between a true and a false love! But that’s OK I understand what happened. Oh yeah you can’t put this poor man down.

Your love’s gone. “You don’t love me anymore. I know it’s true. I feel it deep inside. I don’t know why? You don’t love me. But what made you think. Our love’s in vain… © 2009 All Rights Reserved by Ricardo Saúl LaRosa . To say it in words. Everything’s all right.” You don’t have to pretend. I feel it in your stare. You don’t love me. I loved you too? What makes you think. You hold my heart? Don’t pride yourself. And coldness. And I don’t care… You don’t love me. Just say it.MASTERPIECE OF LOVE You Don’t Love Me Ricardo Saúl LaRosa You don’t love me. There’s no need for you. From my world.

I don’t know why? You don’t love me. Everything’s all right. When the world’s being attacked. You’re our strength our only hope. Don’t leave us. You don’t love me. To save our home. The battle has just begun. Earth! You’re not alone my friend.MASTERPIECE OF LOVE Just say it. “You don’t love me anymore. When we need you more than ever. Look behind you here we are! Fighting next to you till the death! Some things are worth fighting for! © 2009 All Rights Reserved by Ricardo Saúl LaRosa .” You don’t have to pretend. For the life of Mankind. And I don’t care… You’re Not Alone! (Earth Under Attack) Ricardo Saúl LaRosa Don’t you give up (humming) on us. You’re our friend (humming) our leader.

No more greed amongst the peoples. Love and Peace is our new Creed! You’re not alone my friend. Our Earth has been saved! We are one world. Look behind you here we are! Fighting next to you till the death! Some things are worth fighting! We’ve been given a new chance in life. We declare the end of War on Earth.MASTERPIECE OF LOVE The Invaders have retreated and gone. © 2009 All Rights Reserved by Ricardo Saúl LaRosa . Look behind you here we are! Fighting next to you till the death! Some things are worth fighting! Part Five: An Interview with the author Interview with Ricardo Saul LaRosa. one race! No more hopeless fears amongst us! You’re not alone my friend.

the hometown and residence of the poet and writer. generous.” What impressed you most about Neruda? Ricardo Saul LaRosa: “Neruda’s poem entitled.” What do you admire about William Shakespeare? Ricardo Saul LaRosa: “He remains by far the master of masters. It was a soliloquy in the classic Shakespearean style. just to name a few. 20. negotiate. New York. arouse.7000 new words. William Larsen. such as lovely. His command of words and prose left me amazed. however. Neruda taught me that it was Ok to be confused. great qualities to express what at times even words can not express. Further. He took the art of poetry to a higher spiritually level. I came across the poetry of Pablo Neruda and as the saying goes the rest is history. Issue 1 This interview took place on January 23. ‘I Can Write The Saddest Verses Tonight’ literally blow my mind away. 2009 at the Marriot Hotel in Uniondale. Shakespeare taught me that it is OK for man to feel love and write so passionately about it. Vol. Mario Sanchez is a specialist in Literature. zany. bump. in love. To be a poet and create wonderful poetry that © 2009 All Rights Reserved by Ricardo Saúl LaRosa . champion. mimic. confused.MASTERPIECE OF LOVE “A Poet In Love” By Mario Sanchez On The Agenda Literary Review. whereas. bedroom. Theosophy and Ancient History. he is a freelance writer and he resides in New York City. For this I will always be grateful to him and I acknowledged him in my first poetry book. you can say that I was hooked. he has taught these disciplines in Latin America and the United States. (Miguel de) Cervantes and (Pablo) Neruda are second. assassination. He introduced the class to poetry and he assigned for homework that we all had to write a poem. Many do not know that he added to the English language about 1. blanket. My number one poet. How did you get started in poetry? Ricardo Saul LaRosa: “It was in tenth grade in the social studies class of Mr. lost and even weak in the tummy about what I was feeling. Long Island. mentor and teacher has been and will always be (William) Shakespeare. Shortly afterwards. angry and lost. amazement. countless. After this. it was a poet in denial and torment. rant.

The forms of things unknown. And. in a fine frenzy rolling. the poet's pen. but. and gives airy nothing A local habitation and a name. the lover. Among my mentors are: Dante (Alighieri). What more can I say? The master poet has said it all. By this I mean that I truly believe what I have just expressed and that it is a crazy idea. teachers. as imagination bodies forth. I proudly call them friends. John Keats. Do you really believe that or do you think that may be just a crazy wishful thought? Ricardo Saul LaRosa: “I believe that they are both. Robert Browning. the lover. even though they are people who died long before I was ever reincarnated into this life.” That sounds crazy. who by definition is a deranged lunatic who sees and believes what no others are capable of seeing. (William) Shakespeare. Just listen to this: ‘The lunatic. Doth glance from heaven to earth. And I can not wait to get to the other side and read his new works. I want to believe that his spirit is alive and roaming about in worlds beyond our imagination and still.” With the exception of Pablo Neruda they are all European or American. You are forgetting that you are talking to a poet. Sees Helen's beauty in the brow of Egypt The poet's eye. Edgar Allan Poe. Percy Bysshe Shelley. This is the madman. just to name a few. all as frantic. Turns them to shapes. have you not been influenced by them? Ricardo Saul LaRosa: “As I said. Miguel de Cervantes. yes. and friends.MASTERPIECE OF LOVE people admire is an achievement unto itself. Having said this I would like to mention two other great poets: Kahlil Gibran who was born in Lebanon and who. these are just a few that come to mind. writing sonnets and plays. but. from earth to heaven. among my greatest influence. by the way. What about other great world poets. is the third-bestselling poet in history after William Shakespeare and Laozi and another © 2009 All Rights Reserved by Ricardo Saúl LaRosa . to this day. Walt Whitman. Pablo Neruda. There is not a moment when I am writing my poetry that his legacy does not pop up in my mind and I smile a sad smile. to create new words to a language take a genius.” What other poets have you been influenced by? Ricardo Saul LaRosa: “The list is too long. Are of imagination all compact: One sees more devils than vast Hell can hold. remember that the human mind is a computer that just outputs quick data that is in its hard drive for more details we need to do a sort of search.’ this is from Theseus from "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by William Shakespeare. Emily Dickinson. to me he was more than a genius he was one of a kind. and the poet.

"Portrait of a Woman. I thought I was passionate and that my could express this magic into prose and poems. Would I like to be recognized by my peers and public alike? Yes. When I read (Kahlil) Gibran’s classic “The Prophet” I was humbled as a poet and as a human being. had it not been for this prize the world would have never known of her. I thought I knew love and I thought that I could express it in words. I have had over 500 hits and 64 persons have downloaded my e-book world-wide. winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Literature. But. To change so that nothing should change.” What… Ricardo Saul LaRosa: “Excuse me. I am very grateful and humbled. And for prize winner there are thousands of other talented poets that the world will never hear of.scribd. who is not well known by the general public and that is Wislawa Szymborska. for us who don’t read in polish this version will have to suffice. winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Literature. but. Wislawa Szymborska so powerful and in simple prose expresses the plight of woman’s struggles under the terrorist rule of male hegemony since the overthrow of the goddess approximately 12. Please let me read her poem. In this poem. I am thankful for the blessing I have been given via the e-publication of Beyond Love by www. take the example of the Polish poet Wislawa Szymborska. please continue: Ricardo Saul LaRosa: “Sorry. I am frustrated." I was astonished of such simplicity made wonderfulness in word and in spirit. I could not after reading “The Prophet” my eyes.com. I was wrong.C.MASTERPIECE OF LOVE European from Poland. I would. I am angry and saddened when great poets are not given their due praise. a very powerful poem though the English translation does the original Polish version little justice. © 2009 All Rights Reserved by Ricardo Saúl LaRosa . When I read her immortal poem.000 B. this is important to for me to finish. Do I want my poems to be read the world over? Yes.” Not at all. my poetic eyes were open. I’m sorry.” Portrait of a Woman by Wislawa Szymborska (Poland) 1976 1996 Nobel Prize in Literature She must be willing to please. but. I saw a new world that I have never known before.

now gray. poultice. © 2009 All Rights Reserved by Ricardo Saúl LaRosa . Doesn't know what this screw is for and will build a bridge. a meat-cleaver. for worse. as always still young. playful. She will bear him four children. Has no head on her shoulders but will have. no children. one. as usual young. Young. For better. like his one and only. She sleeps with him like some chance acquaintance. Reads Jaspers and ladies' magazines. Weak yet lifting the weightiest burdens. very much. Either she loves him or has made up her mind to.MASTERPIECE OF LOVE It's easy. Naive yet giving the best advice. and for heaven's sake. filled for no reason with tears. Where is she running so. hard. doesn't matter. her own money for a journey long and distant. worth trying. impossible. Holds in her hands a sparrow with a broken wing. and a shot of vodka. Her eyes are if need be now deep blue. just a bit. isn't she tired? Not at all. dark.

She expressed the sentiment of the weaker gender. according to the views you have expressed here: you are a pro-feminist. How did this come about? Ricardo Saul LaRosa: “Thank you for those backhanded compliments. My mother with © 2009 All Rights Reserved by Ricardo Saúl LaRosa . I feel her pain her love her longings. as a poet as a poet I am sensitive to her plight. I am not even a woman. social and economic background depicts a male chauvinist Latin pig background.” Your cultural. not by natural design or natural selection nor of her own will power.MASTERPIECE OF LOVE Wislawa Szymborska in the offices of Zycie Literackie (Literary Life) January 1961 Why are you so inspired by Wislawa Szymborska? Ricardo Saul LaRosa: “She was attacked on all sides mainly by the so-called American feminist because she dared to tell the truth of woman’s status and instead of revolting she embraced it to her own benefit. her dreams. She owes her freedom to no one but herself. pro-humanist position. she understood “a woman’s place in history” and instead of exploding in revolt as did so the pseudo-feminist. de facto. she imploded within metaphysically and liberated herself. yet. but. her concerns.

thank you my esteemed readers for your support and best wishes. I prayed saying Lord you are the God of goodness.” When can we expect your next poetry book? Ricardo Saul LaRosa: “The target date for the e-publication of my next book will be on February 14. has been online since May 2008. what has been the response thus far? Ricardo Saul LaRosa: “I have had a very modest response: about 500 visits and 64 downloads of which I am very humbled and proud. would be able top fulfill his. When I graduated from Queens College. not I. Ricky.” As my mother was saying these words I was in tears.” What advise can you give to the new. she was in a pain unbearable.MASTERPIECE OF LOVE only a second grade education who dreamed of being a school teacher but was never realized. 64 persons world wide have taken the trouble to download my book. She has been my guardian angel and more than words can ever express. I prayed to God.” Your e-book. young. She forfeited her dreams so that her first born. she moaned and yelled as I had never heard before: I held her hand and I cried. It is a collection of sixty poems and one letter of despair. The book is entitled.” It seems that your mother has been a great influence in you life: Ricardo Saul LaRosa: “That is an understatement. yes. in the ride back to Long Island on the Long Island Express she said what shocked then and even now as I recall her words: ‘Now I can die. Once my mother was in the emergency room at a hospital. I could not bear to see my mother suffering in this manner. I asked God to take away her pain or if this was not possible I asked God to take her life away. how appropriate on Valentine’s Day. big deal some may say. Now I can meet my creator and though I have not been the best mother I know in my heart I have done my best with what the good Lord has given me. “Blue Valentine”. Because my goal of coming to America was to see you graduate from college. what evilness has she done to deserve this hell? She did not die this night for God had other plans for her. poets who are struggling to advance © 2009 All Rights Reserved by Ricardo Saúl LaRosa . I now can die in peace for my son is an educated man he can fend for himself nobody will play him for a fool. of which I never had the opportunity. City University of New York. 2009. for the first time in my life I realized just how much my mother loved me and what she has scarified for me. Beyond Love.

Poetry is an art form and as any other skills can only be refined by practice and more practice.MASTERPIECE OF LOVE their artwork? Ricardo Saul LaRosa: “The very same advice that I have given all my students whether in kindergarten or high school.scribd. Respect yourself above all else be true to yourself. Not every body will like or even appreciate your poems and this is fine. For this poet you are helping me make my dreams come true!” www. I recommend that people begin writing and set a time to always write. Just keep on writing and I wish all the new poets the very best and a thousand blessings upon them!” END OF INTERVIEW “A special thank you to all the staff and management at scribd. Remember that poetry is always subjective and as in beauty it is also in the eye of the beholder. you are the one that must be satisfied your you art and if you feel the urge to share them with the public all the better.com MASTERPIECE OF LOVE © 2009 All Rights Reserved by Ricardo Saúl LaRosa . And that is always be true to yourself.com for helping all new writers and poets get their works seen by a world wide audience. Poetry is a great method of self-reflection.

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