Love, and Nothing But: A Poem

Updated on May 11, 2018
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Val is a life-long practically oriented student of effective emotional and attitudinal responses to the many challenges of life.


Is its magic potion mixed in heavenly heights

or in volcanic crater of groin so happily insane?

Too sweet not to hurt from those very first sighs

with each orgasmic face expressing joy and pain.


That colorful glow emanating from a soul

a circus of some blinding fireworks and craze

that emotion so capable to deceive and cajole

making us surrender to its nowhere ending maze.


Sweet poison to mind and its every sane reason

secret behind so many wars, ambitions, and fame

in a constant reluctance between freedom and prison

well, who really needs hate, if love can ignite the same.


Source of every beauty, sonnet, and ballet finesse

a reason to be born and sometimes also to die

every poet's enigma impossible to express

with reasons to laugh, and reasons to cry.


Moonlights and roses and all wine combined

cannot spell a right name of that emotion

beyond any word invented by mind

only felt as a sweet devotion.


A true measure of life, without which we're slowly dying

but instantly resurrected by a certain single glance

just one promising smile that leaves us sighing

like rain drop on a dry soil in its joyful dance.

Love...and nothing but.


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      Vladimir Karas 13 days ago from Canada

      Linda---Yes, my friend, love is touching so many parts of us that we can never really define its significance. Thank you for the nice comment.

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      Linda Crampton 2 weeks ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is a lovely poem about love. The emotion is more complex than it might seem. You've described this beautifully, Val.

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      Vladimir Karas 2 weeks ago from Canada

      Hari---Like you are saying, and I agree, every noble human theme has been given innumerable artistic expressions, and the fact that it's still going on gives a hope that mankind will keep them alive---especially when it's about love.

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      Vladimir Karas 2 weeks ago from Canada

      Bill--I certainly feel the same, my friend---love is the very ignition spark of life in us without which no "tune-ups" would do.

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      Vladimir Karas 2 weeks ago from Canada

      Michael---Hello, my old buddy! It's a precious joy to hear from a friend whose heart has danced in unison with mine so many times. And even more so because the topic of the day is love.

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      Michael-Milec 2 weeks ago

      Magnificent tribute to Love!

      Definitely: Love. Love is a giver of life of mine, yours, and his and her and all of your exquisite - everything you are, all you create, all you have and are giving, sharing.

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      Bill Holland 2 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

      I am a simple man, Val. I know very few absolutes, but what I do know is without love I am nothing. Thank you for the inspiration this morning.

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      Hari Prasad S 2 weeks ago from Bangalore

      Excellent collection of poems.

      Volumes have been written, yet everyone has some thing new about you. Enigma thy name is love,

      - Hari