Love has No age
“It’s not love, you’re too young.” This quote has been used for generations on the
The young always get judged by their naivety. But who was it that said love is something
only felt by those who are “Matured”?
I surely don’t know, but what I do know is that I believe they are wrong.
I believe love can be felt by anyone, regardless of their age. William Shakespeare did
write Romeo and Juliet, those characters were in love, and they were only thirteen years
old. Adults forget they were once a kid, they forget their first love, and they forget what
it felt to lose that first love. I remember hearing a story once about my parents when they
were young. My mother was fifteen, and my father was seventeen. It was the middle of
the school year, and my dad was a teacher’s aid, helping out in class at best he could. My
mom was a student in the class doing her best to learn. My mom—you could say was a
very popular girl in school, but she knew that the one was out there; she knew what love
was, she just didn’t know when and where. My dad always had an eye out for my mother,
but my mom being as stubborn as she was, could only try to think of them as friends. My
mom thought she was too young to be in love, but she was wrong. She knew it. And he
I believe in two teenagers exchanging those 3 familiar words, and meaning it.
I believe in loving someone with all of your heart, and being loved the same in return, at
just thirteen. I believe in lying under the stars talking about the things that don’t matter at
the age of seventeen. I believe in my friend
who has been with her boyfriend for 3 ½ years and I believe that their love is true, at just
fourteen years old.
I believe in true love. I believe love has no age.
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