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Love?! MAG

By Catherine J., Belchertown, MA

      This is not a love poem.

This is not a sonnet or a ballad

proclaiming your hair and eyes better

than any I have ever seen.

They are fine features, to be sure.

Your hair is delicate like spider webs

and the dark-like stained oak.

and sometimes when I see your eyes,

I think


I will not lie and say you are perfect.

You are indecisive and overcautious,

loud when I want quiet,

quiet when I want noise

(I could set my watch to your mood swings,

if I wore one).

But even though your eyes are not

exactly the piercing color of

frozen oceans,

And despite your inability to decide

if you like crickets better than grasshoppers,

it is on your chest that I lay my head,

your lips that I kiss when I am

too lonely to write, or breathe.

you whom I leave the door unlocked for

every time you storm out.

It is always the same,

and you always come back.

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This article has 12 comments.

on Apr. 18 2018 at 9:57 am
TobiasEliot DIAMOND, San Diego, California
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Favorite Quote:
"I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul." -Pablo Neruda

Wow this is exactly like me and my girlfriend. She's not perfect and neither am I and we break up and get back together all the time because in the end it always comes back to her and me and us. Love this poem!

i love this so much!

LitaSoto GOLD said...
on Feb. 24 2013 at 5:03 pm
LitaSoto GOLD, Charlotte, North Carolina
11 articles 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
'Better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all"
"All is fair in love and war."

I love it! It kind of reminds me of my boyfriend. Can't wait to show him. keep up the amazing writing.  

on Nov. 15 2011 at 10:49 pm
this is simply amazing

Xenia 514 said...
on Mar. 4 2011 at 11:11 pm
Such a good poem! This is relatable to so many relationships =] 

aDreamer GOLD said...
on Sep. 6 2010 at 7:59 pm
aDreamer GOLD, Redondo Beach, California
13 articles 8 photos 31 comments

Favorite Quote:
everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege

the pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous notion, if you pursue happiness you'll never find it

a hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver for 5 minutes longer

ahh love love love it. simply awesome:)

on Mar. 5 2010 at 11:46 am
allie.vgr1994 SILVER, Manton, Michigan
7 articles 0 photos 28 comments

Favorite Quote:
"People love them everyday,
Beauty look before it's gone,
Love Changes...but not the love you give,
And if you love, You will never be alone."

"Every day is hard,
Nobody knows how hard it is for me,
every day is kewl tho."

Awwie I really like this and it kinda is for most people!!!!!!!!!!!! I rate this poem to the maximum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!

on Dec. 24 2009 at 10:59 am
this was really cute

i dont really know what to say other then

awwww thats so cute

Kat11 said...
on Sep. 11 2009 at 8:04 pm
Kat11, Somewhere, Washington
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sorry... meant to give it a five, but accidently pressed four...

love the poem!

Tay-Tay said...
on Sep. 11 2008 at 12:18 am
I loved this poem i think it explain how every girl feels when they go through the ups and downs in their relationships.....Great Job could not have explained it better!!!

sniperman67 said...
on Sep. 7 2008 at 9:50 pm
i would so send this to my girl, except for the fact that she's "my brown eyed girl"

on Sep. 7 2008 at 8:48 pm
i really love this poem it says so much without really saying anything at all keep up the good work