Love

May 29, 2009
By PenOnPaper BRONZE, Lee&#39s Summit, Missouri
PenOnPaper BRONZE, Lee&#39s Summit, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters." ~Frank Lloyd Wright


I have always loved the word 'love'.

There's something funny about the way
It rolls off my tongue,
The 'L' sounds ticklish against my teeth,
The 'O' is deep and strong,
And 'V' sounds sharp and crisp.
'E' just makes it seem right somehow.

'Love' brings forth memories
Of phones off their cradles,
Of warm summer nights,
Of wool blankets and lumpy mattresses,
Of cold cereal and pizza.

'Love' makes me remember
The giggles and bright smiles,
The secrets told in darkness,
The promises kept and broken,
The friendship we all shared.

'Love' forces me to recall
The tears and desperation,
The struggled beating of a heart,
The unsubsiding anger,
The silence between us now.

'Love' now makes me think
Of phones resting in their cradles,
Of long, uncomfortable nights,
Of tear-stained blankets,
Of how much I miss you.

I have always loved the word 'love'.

But for some reason, now I love it less.



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on Feb. 2 2011 at 1:44 pm
shelterisland GOLD, Montclair, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
-Biting's excellent. It's like kissing only there's a winner."-Doctor Who, The Tardis

It's too bad teenink gets so many love poems; this had the potential to be published otherwise! I really like it, and I think SilverDawn is right, it was a good idea, beautiful, ending it like you started it, but on a sadder note.

on Jun. 20 2009 at 10:23 pm
B.r.grater PLATINUM, LaPorte, Indiana
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I really like that.

on Jun. 19 2009 at 6:36 pm
SilverDawn GOLD, Burnaby, Other
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Wow, that was powerful and I love the way you list those memories with the same starting word. And refering back to the beginning at your ending makes it seem all the more complete. It seems to be the perfect length and it's just really really goood (:




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