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"Without Love": A Poem

Updated on July 29, 2017

by D Shannahan

Without love we are lost,

mercilessly drifting in a phantasmal abyss


Without love we are a cost,

a gaping void devouring each new paycheck


Without love, we are floss in the hands of an ogre;

will he use us?


Without love we are socks,

with unpreventable odor


Without love we are moths,

helplessly headbutting into lights


Without love we are rocks,

scorched by the sun and cooled overnight


Without love we are plots,

schemes which collapse in on themselves


Without love we are broth,


aloneā€¦


...wondering what to make of ourselves.

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      Ioannis Arvanitis 3 months ago from Greece, Almyros

      Love is the answer to any question. So without love, we have no answers to our problems. Thank you for that poem brother.

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      Threekeys 3 months ago from Australia

      When you are with someone and you just "feel good" in their presence that is the wavelength of love in action.

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      Ryan Fuller 3 months ago from Louisiana, USA

      Without love we are a lot of things. Such a beautiful poem about something that can either build us up or tear us down. When love is good there is nothing else like it. Great emotion expressed with your words in this poem.