What is Love?

October 13, 2010

Descending down from high above
I questioned an angel “What is love?”
The angel answered with answers so insane,
But they were all true and all were humane.

“With knowledge of things of passion and desire,
I say that love is like a fire:
It burns with the intensity of a boiling ball;
It grows and grows, and devours all.

“With knowledge of things that scare and provoke,
I say that love is like an oak:
It stands strong against the raging storms;
From the smallest seed this tree forms.

“With knowledge of things so dim and bright,
I say that love is like the light:
Before it arrives, darkness shrouds the air;
It lives in people filled with despair.

“With knowledge of things so verdant and green,
I say that love is like things unseen:
You cannot see it before your very eyes;
It shows when the moments dare to arise.

“With knowledge of things so cruel and nice,
I say that love is just like ice:
It infects you with a disease with no known cure;
It is water so fresh and very pure.

“With knowledge of things of beauty and power,
I say that love is like a flower:
It may grow in the harshest of any weather;
They look better united as one together.

“With knowledge of things so bold and rash,
I say that love is just like trash:
It may cause distress, and it may cause pleasure;
For one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

“With knowledge of things so true and great,
I say that love is just like hate:
It spreads and spreads without relent;
If you give too much you will surely repent.

With knowledge of all things of truth and fate,
I say that love does not discriminate:
We all fall for love's graceful hand;
We all hurt, cry, and understand.

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kid_ninja said...
May 20, 2011 at 4:53 am

awesome bro keep it up


shell99 said...
Oct. 26, 2010 at 2:19 pm
this is a great poem  i love it:D
Lynda.lou said...
Oct. 25, 2010 at 9:12 pm
What is love (doo doo doo) baby don't hurt me (doo doo doo) don't hurt me (doo doo doo) noo more<33 haha
AaronLawrence said...
Oct. 25, 2010 at 2:04 pm
Love the metaphors to elements, very rythmic.  Some of the words seemed placed in just to keep with count and a little out of place, it could be touched up but this is great. 
I_am_the_only_me said...
Oct. 25, 2010 at 12:28 am
It's just amzing! I would have never thought of something like it! I love the part " For one man's trash is another mans's treasure," Just simply awesome. I guarentee this will sooner or later be in the magaze. Great rhyme sceme also! keep writing! :)
illie143 said...
Oct. 24, 2010 at 9:17 pm
amazing i honestly feel the emotions you put i really like it
silent-is-loud said...
Oct. 24, 2010 at 4:20 pm
this is sooooo deeep... i felt ur emotions reading this poem. will you mind reading and commenting my work? i will suggest you read " The Fire"
altoclef said...
Oct. 24, 2010 at 3:55 pm
love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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