love is an elastic

love is an elastic

A Chapter by Lyn Anderson
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just something that came to me

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I have learned in time,
from far too many
too good to be trues,
that love at first sight
is fleeting at best.

love, is an elastic.

if you are lucky,
it can be
flexible,
and strong --

sometimes it recoils,
or sometimes it snaps,

and in cases
rarer still,
it holds
on the rebound.



© 2018 Lyn Anderson


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I know the "snaps" part, very painful I might add, but it would be great if I knew the "holds on the rebound" part... I like this poem KL, you hold out hope to us old timers...

redzone

Posted 4 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

4 Years Ago

Aww thanks. I appreciate it. You are only as old as you let yourself be.:)
redzone

4 Years Ago

you do know Kl that "elastic" wears out, becomes brittle with age... lol..
Extremely imaginative & original, comparing love to an elastic (I'm thinking rubber band) . . . plus you've spelled it out with a few perfectly-selected examples. I can picture it all. I love the matter-of-fact tone . . . just accepting that love is a moving target, but let's enjoy what we can! *smile*

Posted 4 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

4 Years Ago

Thank you so much. And I really appreciate your help and input on a couple of my recent pieces -- I .. read more
True love is flexible and strong, absolutely. And when it holds on the rebound, it is extra special. This is a fantastic metaphor, KL. Lydi**

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Posted 4 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

4 Years Ago

Thank you, my friend, that means a lot.
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JC
Cool, simple analogy on such a complex subject. I likes it.

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Posted 4 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

4 Years Ago

Thank you. Nice to see you again.
Love this. What a great comparison!

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Posted 4 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

4 Years Ago

The inspiration was actually a very frustrating bit of trying to fix something using an elastic. It'.. read more
doesn't like that rebound thing too much..it might stretch pretty far to do that, but most times it eventually snaps...first line of last stanza, i read as "and in cases"

and then i think of that song.."rubber band man" by the Spinners...

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Posted 4 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

4 Years Ago

you are correct, I believe, on all accounts. Thanks for the catch.

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