What is Love?

May 4, 2010
Full of magic
And infinite happiness,
Full of tragic
And infinite sadness.

Love is merely a word
A word that is so absurd
It makes us cry
And squirm and writhe

The most powerful of all emotions
Full of hate and deception,
Full of passion and devotion,
Filling our minds with ridiculous notions

Love makes one think
They’ve finally got it right
Until that love begins to sink
And it ends that final night

The dreary sadness
Pulsing through your veins
Driving you insane
No one can stop the madness

It is a disease
A sickness
An illness
A poison

Gnawing at your very soul
Sucking in every part of you
Until it’s taken full control
The things that love can do

But love is not all bad
It is amazing
And heart racing
It’s what we are all chasing

In this world so dark and gray
This world we live in today
In this world of hate please bring love back
Because in this world,
Love is what we lack





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Drizzle29 said...
Sept. 11, 2010 at 11:28 am
this was not only heartfelt but it was a pure joy to read :) i liked the 3rd to last stanza the most!
 
LoudDreamer replied...
Dec. 10, 2011 at 11:41 am
I agree with dirizzle, very strong, very heartfelt. I loved the flow and rythem of it. I think it is a tie between the second and the second to last stanzas for which stanza is my favorite. This is great. Keep writting!
 
SwallowedByInsanity This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Dec. 10, 2011 at 12:16 pm
thank u (: the second stanza was definitely one of my favorites as well.
 
thepreechyteenager said...
Sept. 10, 2010 at 6:08 am

True. Sooo true.

I love poems like yours.  Actual MEANING is the premise instead of rhyming games and plays on words.

5 stars

 
elfiewrites said...
Jun. 19, 2010 at 9:55 pm

HEYY THERE. you're amazing. end of story. please, keep writing <3333

loveyouu

 
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