A Poem by Rayne Murray

Love is a lot like a lightbulb
You go out of your way to get it started
take your time waiting for it it heat up
and then it's lit
And it's bright and hot and full of life
and then in a flash it's gone
Sometimes it's quick
and other times you watch it fade
Sometimes you can see the warning signs
like a bit of flickering or the light
just doesn't appear as bright
Sometimes the bulb is just a dud from the start
and never lights to begin with
or ends just as quickly as you screw it in
You see lightbulbs are unpredictable
The box tells you it will last a week,
a month,
a year even
but you can't guarantee that the bulb
will really last that long,
and when it's out,
it's out.
The difference between love and lightbulbs
is that with love
sometimes the light can appear
out to one person
but the person beside them
still sees it's illuminating glow.
When a lightbulb is out
everyone can clearly see it's gone,
and when it's out,
it's out.

© 2016 Rayne Murray

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Rayne Murray
It's been a while so go easy on me

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Added on January 19, 2016
Last Updated on January 19, 2016
Tags: lightbulb, love, realtionship


Rayne Murray
Rayne Murray

Merritt Island, FL

Welcome to my profile, my name is Angelica. I hope you enjoy my poetry and occasional stories. I wanna say off the bat that my poems aren't about my my life and even if they are it's none of your conc.. more..

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