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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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imrighthereyouknow said...
Feb. 2, 2011 at 1:44 pm
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.
 
Panziegirl said...
Jun. 20, 2009 at 10:23 pm
I really like that.
 
SilverDawn said...
Jun. 19, 2009 at 6:36 pm
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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