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"True, Empty Love" was a poem I wrote in college. While college is the pinnacle for many in regard to their love life, it was the doldrums for me. I have yet to figure out if my pursuit of video games, LARP, and pranks were a result of being in the romantic doldrums, or if the precipitated the condition. But while they were the doldrums for me, I saw "love" thrive all around me. Yet as unobservant as I was, I was perceptive enough to recognize that many of the relationships I saw were pretty shallow. Out of my perspicacious observations, or perhaps out of jealousy, I vented my frustration with the vacuous relationships built on the fleeting foundation of passions alone. But unlike the unhelpful cynic I generally am, I didn't leave my frustrations to stew. I provide what I feel is the correct, biblical view of our depraved human condition and a correct view of what true love should be. Who can know their own hearts? The best we can ever know ourselves is in light of our actions - the fruit borne from the roots we nurture.