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A Poem Not About Love MAG

By Jenna S., St. Anthony, MN

This is a poem not about love
A poem not about knowing glances
Or hands held illicitly under the table
A poem not about sweaty hands
Or butterflies in the stomach
A poem not about nervous laughing
Or small gestures
Pardon my frankness, but this is nothing like a summer day.

This poem is not about many-splendored things
Or quicksilver in the hand
A poem not about red roses
Or diamonds commended
A poem not about bright stars
Or beautiful dreamers
Forgive me if I forget to count the ways.
No, this is a poem not about love.

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This article has 4 comments.

i love this so much!

on Jan. 10 2012 at 9:19 am
Danni_MSY PLATINUM, Dwight, Illinois
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I definitely understand this poem..It's almost like I write it myself. It's wonderful. Keep writing!

I LIKE PIE said...
on Jul. 9 2011 at 12:08 pm
this reminds me of how I try not to be romantic or girly, but end up being that way anyway.

on Oct. 23 2010 at 3:59 pm
Gabiiiii BRONZE, Independence, Oregon
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"In a world where billions believe their deity conceived a mortal child with a virgin human, it's stunning how little imagination most people display." --Chuck Palahnuik

Hah! That was great. : )