Love isn't

Love isn't

A Chapter by Lyn Anderson
"

for the poetry challenge on what love is

"
love isn't

a butterfly
to woo --

enrapture
capture
hold
fold

into you --

win
pin
rub
scrub

the powder
off her

till she can't
fly.

love isn't
anything

like you
and I




© 2017 Lyn Anderson


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I feel this one K. Love is not a prison. It's not taking what makes something beautiful away, so that it can never be beautiful again.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

4 Years Ago

Thank you so much I appreciate it
Ana Papaya

4 Years Ago

Anytime. :) xx
There, you are, you said it and done it now ain't that just cathartic?

Oh' well it felt good to me.

Splendid job you have done here with your highly successful juxtapositioning of fragility and beauty against what could easily be purposefully malicious and cruel or conversely innocent and inadvertent.

There are always consequences and always will be.......N

Posted 6 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

6 Years Ago

Yes, thank you. I like Trace's take on things. When you take away her wings, you take away what made.. read more
So tragic when love dies (or, in your case, is gutted by betrayal). You've shared the truth of what Love is not… can never be. But, what is Love? What should it be?

Posted 6 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

6 Years Ago

Whatever it isn't. At least to me.
MomzillaNC

6 Years Ago

KL, that's not true. It may be ended with him -- and, good riddance. But, your love for your childre.. read more
I was taught as a child to handle butterflies with great care
If you rubbed the magic dust from their wings
They would not be able to fly away.

I think this is a sacred message that more of us should learn
And apply to our own life...

Trace

Posted 6 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

6 Years Ago

Thank you, I think so too. I hope against hope to always have enough of me left to fly away, because.. read more
Trace

6 Years Ago

I think a lot of men feel they need to rub the magic dust from their women so they will not go anywh.. read more
butterflies are meant to be free...love can be complicated and needs time and space to grow.. a well crafted piece here...

Posted 6 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

6 Years Ago

Thank you, I appreciate it.
Yeah but in that context one then has to remeber that love cannot be the prduct of enslavement. It should if anything be an instrument for growth, so no party would be expected to sacrifice the ability to give or receive for the sake of beholding love. On the other hand some relationships KL thrive upon the fact that although what they have knowingly is not love they still feel such dependency for one another that in the insuffeciency of their own creation they still endure years and years.

Relationships are very complex indeed.

Thankyou

Posted 6 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

6 Years Ago

You are welcome. Of course, Momzilla set the challenge of Love is, so I had to say what it isn't.:)
let it go, and if it comes back....it will still have that powder of love on it...
and your love will have wings.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

6 Years Ago

In this case, it better not come back cause I will be crawling in the opposite direction. However, I.. read more
jacob erin-cilberto

6 Years Ago

and i get yours...if you try to capture the butterfly, clip its wings and put in your jar...it will .. read more
Lyn Anderson

6 Years Ago

Yes, I know you do. You are the consummate oxymoron -- a clever man.:)
That is one impressive butterfly write … first off it's original and the craft and word-choic is flawless. Sparse but full of meaning … that's a writer.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

6 Years Ago

Thank you so much. I really appreciate it.
love isn't any of that and that's for sure but love is beautiful poetry and yours is, thank you :)

Posted 6 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

6 Years Ago

I appreciate you taking the time.

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