Tuesday, April 24, 2012

2012 April PAD Challenge: Day 24


For today’s prompt, we’re faced with the final Two-for-Tuesday prompt of the month, which means we’re faced with these two options:
  1. Write a love poem.
  2. Write an anti-love poem.
Love poems - the worst kind of poem.  I always think of them as sappy, sickly derivatives of emotion.  I find very few to be good.  The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock comes to mind as the best love poem I've ever read - and really, it's an anti-love poem.

Here we go....

I don't like love poems,
they catch in your groin
like a pulled muscle
that rips and tears
and then stares you into
some subliminal view,
when the best approach
for the strong-hearted few,
is to look them in the eye,
and say "I love you..."

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