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What Is Love?

December 2, 2012
By IfLifeGivesYouLemons PLATINUM, Sacramento, California
IfLifeGivesYouLemons PLATINUM, Sacramento, California
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Favorite Quote:
When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down 'happy'. They told me I didn't understand the assignment. I told them they didn't understand life


What is it?

They say love is fireworks
Bursting with fire and color and light
One sudden BOOM that's at first such a fright
Then a long, lovely display of wonder and sight

They say that love is a like a long river ride
Sometimes a slow, cool, long drift in the sun
Sometimes the rapid are hit, never fun
Overall a heavenly stroll is what's run

They that love is like sinking to sleep
That feeling you get when you finally rest
After a long day of fighting and stress
A dreamland, a wonderland, and feeling the best

They say that love is the stab of a knife
That once you fall in you can never get out
That to living hell, love is always the route
You're always left broken for it never works out

They say that love is like smashing a vase
When you feel as though somebody ripped out your heart
And hurled it far, from your body it parts
And it shatters into millions of pieces

They say that love is the loudest of silence
When you feel just so empty that it presses down hard
Like your life has gone missing and left somewhere far
And the only thing left is the unfadable scar

They say that love doesn't even exist
That it's all an illusion, deception of eyes
That it's all just a devastating, huge pack of lies
A demon that's flaunting an innocent disguise

They say that love is everything in minds
Love is just all emotions wrapped up into one
While someone feels anger, another feels fun
But eventually, it's every emotion that's spun

Me? I don't know, I don't know about love
For love still has yet to strike me
I say it just is what it is, and that's all there is too it
It's not the conclusion, but the reason, that I seek

The author's comments:
I wrote this a while ago, as a young and oblivious teen. I was very confused about the whole idea of things. I suppose I still don't really know, although as I've gotten older I've read and heard more. Regardless, though, this poem is a rather accurate summary of my feelings when I was younger.

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This article has 2 comments.

archery-nerd said...
on Dec. 7 2012 at 2:14 pm
wow...so creative and inspiring. I know exactly how you feel.

on Dec. 3 2012 at 5:42 pm
TaylorWintry DIAMOND, Carrollton, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby." - Unknown

This is super deep. I love it. (: Very beautiful.