Love

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“I love it, it’s amazing!”
well, of course
you do
like you love your
actors
scissors
Q-tips
potato chips
Starbucks coffee
shows on TV
shampoo
shoes
scones
phone
all the people
you don’t even know
if everyone and everything
is amazing
then it means
nothing really is

“I love you”
really?
I’ve only just
met you
we’ve shared
a few laughs,
moments,
but
you don’t love
me
and I don’t love
you
Love shouldn’t be
felt or
given
lightly
Love is precious
rare
a single wild flower in
a field of weeds

Too many people
proclaim
knowledge of
it
when they have
never even been
introduced to
it
too many material things
too busy
too lazy
for real feelings
the word love
is being
squandered
used in vain
it’s about
time
it was
reclaimed

Image credit: Banksy – Mobile Lovers

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52 thoughts on “Love

  1. Brilliant! We do overuse the word “love”. And the use of the word, “amazing” to describe everything is just nauseating. It drives me nuts. Thank you AGAIN for describing exactly what I feel! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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      1. Haha I know what you mean, I sometimes feel like I repeat myself a lot on some blogs but, trust me, I don’t mind you telling me that you like my stuff – you can keep doing it for ever and I still won’t get bored of it! LOL xx

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      2. I can’t drink red anymore due to, er, an unfortunate red wine poisoning incident years ago (don’t even ask but it involved a wedding) but I do love my white wine – especially if it’s from Burgundy πŸ˜‰

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    1. I haven’t seen it, no. And I never saw F4 either since I was meant to go the day my grandmother passed away…and a few days later I just didn’t have the heart for it anymore
      Is it really bad then? Not even worth a look??

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  2. and once again truth is nailed to the wall for all to see. I like it – I like the message it brings, the movement of the idea through each line. and you are right – it is more than time for it to be reclaimed.

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  3. Nathalie, so poignant, cleverly written with a powerful delivery. I believe this to be right on target! The following is just stunning and captures such a beautiful visual,
    β€œLove is precious
    rare
    a single wild flower in
    a field of weeds”
    It’s always my pleasure and a delight to read your work, I so enjoy where your words take my mind, I must thank you! Please take good care and enjoy the rest of your week.

    Always warm wishes,
    Pepperanne

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    1. Pepperanne, thank you for a wonderful comment! You always show me that you’ve properly read the words and understood the significance behind them, for that reason alone I *love* being notified that you’ve commented πŸ™‚
      Not to mention the fact I’m always honoured that a fantastic writer such as yourself should take the time! So, thank you! Very, very much.
      Warm wishes to you too and I hope the rest of your week is beautiful and inspiring – Nathalie

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  4. A single wild flower in a field of weeds. This is what your mirror like poetry looks like on WordPress! It is really difficult to write so beautifully about a topic that has been so extensively used in poems by everyone but showing a completely different and much more real aspect of it. I really “loved” it πŸ˜‰

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      1. Aw, that sounds bad. We all go through periods like that though, don’t we? Believe it or not I’ve not been writing that much either lately…same thing as you…feeling uninspired…I need to sort my life out I think. As for you, you need to sit down and just try to pour it out on a page…write about that bad groove you find yourself in…it’s a start. I need my evil twin back on top form, maybe that’s the reason I’m feeling uninspired myself atm…the “twin vibes” πŸ˜‰

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  5. Dear Nathalie…
    Your approach here is certainly existentialist… I could even guess you are french! Ha! o_O
    These verses truly resonated with me:
    “If everyone and everything
    is amazing
    then it means
    nothing really is”….
    Excellent poem!… I am wishing you a great week. Love! Aquileana πŸ˜€

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  6. I think words change in meaning as societies evolve. Different words take the place of old ones and the words we once used to say something evolve into something else. Language changes, just like we do. Love means something different to everyone and is used in different ways for different reasons. Words are added to the dictionary and new meanings are added as well. Love, depending on where and when it’s used, means different things at different times. I’m okay with that. πŸ™‚ LOL

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    1. You are right, language evolves constantly and there’s nothing wrong with that…I did Linguistics while at Uni and it was quite fascinating to work out the creativity involved when it comes to language evolution. My post was more about making a point to do with a certain…shallowness I shall call it…rather than anything to do with language. I don’t know if I’m explaining myself very well but the point was that social media, reality TV, celebrity worship, etc…has encouraged people to think “on the surface only”…and to talk about and feel emotions on a rather superficial level… I hope that made sense πŸ™‚
      Thank you for reading and for your thoughts πŸ™‚

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  7. My friend Tim did a video for his song that’s about this obsession with social media losing grip with what’s real, the picture you used here, is exactly the point he was trying to make (don’t meet him, he’ll fall fabulously in love with you and he’s a Spanish genius and then it will all be because of me saying this and I can’t take that! ha ha ha) so when I read this I thought of what he was saying and how maybe just maybe our generation gets this because the older generations have accepted it and lost their attachment to the past so they can stay relevant, and over-compensate and the Gen Mill and younger, grew up with it so they know no different unless they romanticize about aww imagine writing on paper! So I think our gen have this unique insight into the two worlds and we are conflicted because I wouldn’t have ‘met’ you if there wasn’t technology but we see the limits. One being love, and how we attach ourselves, if we’re so damn distracted how does that work? And all the distractions, lord, all the distractions, how DOES that ever work? You put that so well here, you have a wicked wit in your writing that always is evident, not quite sarcasm that’s too easy, more like true wit, a lost art my girl

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  8. And you’re right of course. Love is lost among all the distractions but as you say, it is precious and we shouldn’t be so damn cavalier about it. I think I like your sensitive side as much as your kick ass side or your foxy side. All good warriors should be multi faceted and you are my friend

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