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What is Love?

October 13, 2010
By hyacinth24 PLATINUM, Dededo, Other
hyacinth24 PLATINUM, Dededo, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams..." - Eleanor Roosevelt


Descending down from high above
I questioned an angel “What is love?”
The angel answered with answers so insane,
But they were all true and all were humane.

“With knowledge of things of passion and desire,
I say that love is like a fire:
It burns with the intensity of a boiling ball;
It grows and grows, and devours all.

“With knowledge of things that scare and provoke,
I say that love is like an oak:
It stands strong against the raging storms;
From the smallest seed this tree forms.

“With knowledge of things so dim and bright,
I say that love is like the light:
Before it arrives, darkness shrouds the air;
It lives in people filled with despair.

“With knowledge of things so verdant and green,
I say that love is like things unseen:
You cannot see it before your very eyes;
It shows when the moments dare to arise.

“With knowledge of things so cruel and nice,
I say that love is just like ice:
It infects you with a disease with no known cure;
It is water so fresh and very pure.

“With knowledge of things of beauty and power,
I say that love is like a flower:
It may grow in the harshest of any weather;
They look better united as one together.

“With knowledge of things so bold and rash,
I say that love is just like trash:
It may cause distress, and it may cause pleasure;
For one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

“With knowledge of things so true and great,
I say that love is just like hate:
It spreads and spreads without relent;
If you give too much you will surely repent.

With knowledge of all things of truth and fate,
I say that love does not discriminate:
We all fall for love's graceful hand;
We all hurt, cry, and understand.

The author's comments:
This poem is not as poetic as I hoped it would be, but when a bully took this from me and read it, he uttered these exact words: "This poem... my heart." Since then, he stopped bullying me and became eager to read my other work.

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This article has 8 comments.

kid_ninja said...
on May. 20 2011 at 4:53 am

awesome bro keep it up


shell99 said...
on Oct. 26 2010 at 2:19 pm
this is a great poem  i love it:D

on Oct. 25 2010 at 9:12 pm
Lynda.lou BRONZE, Clearfield, Utah
1 article 1 photo 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
\"Before I do anything, I think, well what hasn\'t been seen. Sometimes, that turns out to be something ghastly and not fit for society. And sometimes that inspiration becomes something that\'s really worthwhile.\" -Jim Carrey

What is love (doo doo doo) baby don't hurt me (doo doo doo) don't hurt me (doo doo doo) noo more<33 haha

on Oct. 25 2010 at 2:04 pm
AaronLawrence SILVER, St. Louis, Missouri
9 articles 5 photos 106 comments

Favorite Quote:
I may be an idiot, but i'm not stupid

Until you change me enough that i'm convinced I need to change, I won't change

Love the metaphors to elements, very rythmic.  Some of the words seemed placed in just to keep with count and a little out of place, it could be touched up but this is great. 

on Oct. 25 2010 at 12:28 am
I_am_the_only_me GOLD, Bakersfield, California
15 articles 0 photos 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible. " ~ Cadet Maxim
that's an awesome quote learn it, love it, live by it.

It's just amzing! I would have never thought of something like it! I love the part " For one man's trash is another mans's treasure," Just simply awesome. I guarentee this will sooner or later be in the magaze. Great rhyme sceme also! keep writing! :)

illie143 said...
on Oct. 24 2010 at 9:17 pm
illie143, Riverside, California
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amazing i honestly feel the emotions you put i really like it

on Oct. 24 2010 at 4:20 pm
silence-is-loud GOLD, Chicago, Illinois
10 articles 0 photos 135 comments

Favorite Quote:

this is sooooo deeep... i felt ur emotions reading this poem. will you mind reading and commenting my work? i will suggest you read " The Fire"

altoclef said...
on Oct. 24 2010 at 3:55 pm
altoclef, Los Angeles, California
0 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It's the music that binds us, the music reminds us, the music will bring us together again"

love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!