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What is Love, Not a Broken Song

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What is Love, Not a Broken Song

If love was an -ism,
we'd all believe it,
like some perfect idea.

    a philosophical epitome

If love was an -ology,
we'd all specialize in it,
like a doctor. 

    study its anatomy.

If love was an -ist,
we'd all try and be it,
like a poet.
    write its anomalies.

If love was an -ish,
we'd all try to feel it,
like a mood ring.
     measure its degrees

If love was an -ing,
we'd all be doing it,
like some movement.

     a new revolution

If love was a suffix, 
it would be confined,
to merely three letters at
the end of a word.

If love was human we wouldn't
recognize him, like he was foreign,
as if he were a martian.

If love was alive it would be exclusively
shared by those who are living.

If love was dead, than we would have
no reason to live.

If love was reason, then all of our 
frontal lobes would be married.

     If love was the ocean it would be fathomed.
     If love was a mountain it could be climbed.
     If love is just a feeling we'd all get over it.
     If love is a dream then we are still sleeping.
     If love is just a phase then how come I'm not over it?

Love is divine, and Love is an endless longing of the soul
for its maker, and can only be satisfied by the ageless creator. 

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  1. Date: 12/12/2011 7:37:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Bethlehem. A well deserved feature. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/23/2011 1:26:00 PM
    Amazing creation..!!

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    Date: 6/24/2011 9:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

  1. Date: 6/22/2011 9:17:00 AM
    thanks guys for the kind words(:

  1. Date: 6/21/2011 2:24:00 PM
    awesome poem.. loved the line "if love was reason, then all our frontal lobes would be married

  1. Date: 6/21/2011 6:10:00 AM
    Take it away.AWESOME

  1. Date: 6/20/2011 5:59:00 PM
    I very much enjoyed reading your poem. Very well written.

  1. Date: 6/19/2011 7:05:00 AM
    Thanks All, for the encouraging comments, and I look forward to reading and writing more poetry here.

  1. Date: 6/19/2011 5:01:00 AM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you Bethlehem. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. Read and comment on their's and they will return in kind. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love and blessing always, Carol

  1. Date: 6/18/2011 8:16:00 PM
    Welcome to Poetry enjoyed reading your amazing creative poetry tonight.. enjoy the site as u continue to share words with luv..

  1. Date: 6/18/2011 6:41:00 PM
    I enjoyed the expressions on what is love, bethlehem

  1. Date: 6/18/2011 4:57:00 PM
    A most enjoyable write... What is love if there is no creator? Perhaps more than the fusion between sub-concious thought and instinct but less than the extention of our sense of self. I like pieces that make me think a little more beyond the wriiten words. Thank you../