Ironic Ignorance

May 13, 2011
You speak of love, yet you know it not.
Your naiveté deludes you
and stirs your ignorance
into a sea of desire;
for it is in that knowledge
that you so long for,
that you so taste
in the dew drop of your viridity
of your juvenescence
for that understanding.
You are credulous
and believe what you cannot yet comprehend.
You speak the words of love frivolously,
and you deny your ignorance
and persuade with your deceit
that you know love's gentleness,
like that of a butterfly's kiss.
You believe because there is affection
that there is also love.
You do not understand passion,
for affection does not propel you into love.
Affection does not create love,
but yet attraction and care.
Your mind is acute, and your perspective weak,
for you are young.
Love is not nailed upon affection,
but upon trust and loyalty,
devotion, and friendship,
forgiveness and sacrifice,
and determination and openness of character.
Though you think your “love” all of these,
it cannot be, for you do not yet understand
how these are erected for your strongholds,
and how these are burned down like Troy.
You have much to learn and grow.
Thrive laboriously for the knowledge,
and one day you too
will understand Love.

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Morgan11 said...
Jul. 18, 2011 at 3:23 pm
Morgan11 replied...
Jul. 18, 2011 at 3:23 pm
P.S. Almost used your real name :P
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