The word is love


‘Love? One word’s like any other.’

I find it hard to disagree,

Or to take the time to ponder

The relevance of this to me.


‘Love’ is a word, lost in the crowds:

Unremarkable, floating past,

No special features make it proud,

Its letters spelled from first to last.


Which begs the question, not so new:

If all of the above is true,

Why is it that I would go to

All corners of the Earth for you?

◄ Rhythm

Membrane ►


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Stephen Gospage

Thu 9th Dec 2021 21:19

Thank you for your kind comment, Mahira. And thank you, Kevin.

Mahira Pamnani

Wed 8th Dec 2021 06:31

'Love' undoubtedly is just another word, yet it is so much more. Something we need a lot in today's world. It stands apart from the other words because of the depth contained in its meaning and the emotion associated with it. But lives have become all about superficiality today. This poem is amazing!

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Stephen Gospage

Fri 19th Nov 2021 15:49

Your Royal Poetess - Thank you so much. I am so pleased that you got something out of the poem.

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Your Royal Poetess

Wed 17th Nov 2021 17:44

The last two lines resonated with me, beautiful poem

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Stephen Gospage

Tue 16th Nov 2021 16:49

Thank you so much, John. Love poems are difficult to write and I decided to try a different angle with this one, concentrating on the word rather than the emotion.

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John Coopey

Sun 14th Nov 2021 19:36

I like this very much, Stephen.

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Stephen Gospage

Sun 14th Nov 2021 12:49

Thank you, Nigel, for your beautiful poetic comment.

And many thanks to Stephen, Rudyard, Holden and Pete.

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Nigel Astell

Sat 13th Nov 2021 00:11

The last two lines
is why love works
in a way that
we can never understand.

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