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The Science of Love

August 29, 2013
By Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski


I can't possibly yield one more ounce of myself
To the force of your scientific inquiry
And I cannot—should not—look into those black, burning,
Fathomless eyes of yours if I still
Would rather keep
My soul,
Though with every millisecond I spend nanometers away
From your gravity,
I think maybe it got lost somewhere in the procedures,
Routine I love you's,
And your dissecting way of prying into my heart
And mind,
My lab-rat self unaccustomed to anything like
The sort of care
You gave to discerning every bit of me, however irrelevant
To your original purpose—
So I have a hypothesis, and experience has a theory—
That if my soul was surgically removed along with my memories
And my flesh and bones,
You must have kept it with you,
Yes,
That must have been your goal all
Along.



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on Sep. 17 2013 at 7:38 pm
Carpe-Caffeam GOLD, No Where, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
“If it weren’t for the coffee, I’d have no identifiable personality whatsoever.” –David Letterman

Ha, I love all the little allusions to science in this piece. Clever way of expressing your message! The poem's refreshing to read and not at all cliche. Amazing work! <3 Keep on writing!

Mckay ELITE said...
on Sep. 10 2013 at 4:36 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Ugh. Science makes the brain of Mckay melt and ooze and bubble with stupidity. I'm not a science fan. (Sorry, science nerds.) Enough about me. I really like this poem. It feels so genuine: the longing, the wondering of what if, the love that just won't die. I love how you intertwined science with this poem. Just another great poem by yours truly, Miss Jade. 


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