What Love Is

What Love Is

A Poem by Joshua Carl Cruz

is an unjust emotion
we all must fear,
for a list of the reasons
i've just written here
number one...
it's almost never ready 
and it's rarely ever done
numbers two, and three...
it effects your work when you're away 
it wrecks your worth until you're poor
number four...
it seems suspicious 
as it's always in your business
number five...
it's drives on the opposite side of
oh my god we're all going to die 
and in the absolute wrong direction
number six...
it kicks, and it bucks, 
and it snorts like a horse,
and it knocks you on your 
a*s, and out of your sorts
number six...
it doesn't punish, 
number five...
it doesn't relinquish,
number four...
it gives without hesitation 
number three...
it cares without explination
number two...
it lives inside our hearts,
alongside our loneliest 
lonelinesses, our public
reluctances, our highest 
expectations, and our lowest
repugnaces,and yet, love,
it finds it's way through
thunders past ugliness
champions paths to truth
is another chance to find out 
exactly what you're made of
love, my friend, love too,  
will wind it's way to you

© 2017 Joshua Carl Cruz

Author's Note

Joshua Carl Cruz
rewrite from an earlier version. I feel it's much better rhythmically but my math could be off. please feel free to tell me what's wrong.

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Can relate, love got me once or twice. Like the style.

Posted 1 Year Ago

Oh I dont think any thing is wrong .. this poem of Love speaks for itself .. And you captured its every muse about it ..

Wonderfully described!!!


Posted 1 Year Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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Man, and when true love lands life is a wonderful thing indeed.24 years married and happy as a pig in shite JCC.

Posted 1 Year Ago

2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

and it is something we can't really control---it has the power over us and determines our feelings and reactions, and we just have to accept the negatives with the positives and try to dwell more on the latter.

good piece...

Posted 1 Year Ago

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Added on July 17, 2017
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Joshua Carl Cruz
Joshua Carl Cruz

Mexico City, D.F., Mexico

I've been working at figuring out what writing means to me. So far, it means just that, writing. A lot of it. more..