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Extinction of Love

Peonies and dark chocolate, the price of a modern girl’s heart.
Charming lies and hypnotizing eyes, spark before their lips part.
Commercialized and over advertised, “every kiss begins with K”.
Dinner and a movie, stupid Valentine’s cliche. 
Longing to be delicate Juliet, with innocence cheeks still rosy and red,
Because Hollywood wants us to die for love, to leave a guilty veil hanging overhead. 
Burning desire to visit the Moulin Rouge, to his Christian your own Satine. 
When will this generation realize that love is just a dream?
Prince Charming just a character, whoever he may be, 
Literature has given us false hope by fictionalizing Hannibal and Clarice. 
If love can be bought, then love is not love.
If not materialized through dishonest objects, then what is it made of?
Perhaps I am wrong, and hopeless romantics are right,
And they’ll be forever together with that guy from that night.
No, I can’t prove that love is a myth.
But why wait a lifetime for temporary bliss?
So much can be proven, so much is real, 
So much more than actors pretending to feel.
Friendship waves through an open glass frame. 
Honesty skips gleefully with no one to blame. 
Humor and humanity play games in a park,
And courage decides to go swimming with sharks. 
And yet we choose love, over and above all.
We can’t prove it exists, and yet into it we fall. 
Blame Hollywood falsehoods and commercialized thought,
Because, perhaps, is it possible, that true love has been lost? 

Copyright © Iman Qatawi

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  1. Date: 12/26/2013 12:44:00 AM
    Hi Iman , Hope you are enjoying the holidays, -- Your first poem on the soup is excellent for the readers!! Stopping by with a nice, sweet Welcome to Poetry Soup. Wishing you the best when it comes to your poems. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here. Starting with me. SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you like. I would like to be your newest poetry soup "FRIEND". Hugs* SKAT"

  1. Date: 12/20/2013 5:57:00 PM
    Welcome to Poetrysoup. Well thought out verse and it raises a good question. A thought-provoking piece altogether. Your use of words is brilliant. I hope to read more from you in the future. Always, Laura

  1. Date: 12/20/2013 4:54:00 PM
    wow, this is awesome and the best I've read today, Iman , A nice warm WELCOME to poetry soup. Dropping by to invite you to my latest contest. You will find the contest page on the top left hand side* -Looking forward in following and reading your poetry. Hope to hear from you soon. You will enjoy the community, we are one big happy family. (Drama & Love. LOL) ~ Take Care!! From: your new poet friend @-> LINDA <-@

  1. Date: 12/20/2013 4:10:00 PM
    - Welcome to P-Soup, Iman ! - Nice to read your first poem here.:)) - Hope you will have much pleasure to be with us. - Wishing you good luck - have a nice day! - (Comment on the poetry of others and they will comment on yours). - My first greeting to you from Norway. - I will come back to read more.... another day :) - oxox / /Anne-Lise :)