I once talked to a man
Who said love was but a 4 letter word
That’s all it is, you say?
That seems shallow and absurd.
He laughed at my reply
And looked me in the eyes
It’s just a 4 letter word you see,
A 4 letter word like glee.
It means nothing more
Than seed or door
Cause it’s just a 4 letter word.
I thought for a moment
At the words he said.
But what he meant
Made no sense in my head.
But love is a feeling that stays
Not just a word you say
It comes straight from your heart,
It’s not as simple as line or cart
So why would you mention
What seems a deception
Of this 4 letter word?
His eyes sparked a light
As he listened to me speak
I gazed, confused, at the man,
Not sure what to think.
A dozen people I’ve met,
And they all have their minds set
That what I say is true,
But love means something to you.
Thank you for having some heart,
And not just agreeing from the start,
Cause love is more than a 4 letter word.
Todays poetry contest submission was written by Lahleepop.
Do you think it could possibly be one of the best new poems of 2014?