Let's Pretend

Let's Pretend

A Poem by Becca Bishop

So let's pretend for a few moments that this poem doesn't have too many of these "-" and these ",". Let's pretend that I actually know what I'm talking about when we all know I don't. That'll be nice.


Let’s pretend -

For one second, one moment -

Let’s pretend that something

Something called love

Really exists.


Fine with me.

I’ve got nothing better to do.

Let’s pretend that florid hues really do appear -

Like sun-kissed blossoms -

In the cheeks of a girl.

And let’s pretend that the solemn whispers,

Proclamations, cries

Of I love you aren’t all really false.

We might even be able to believe -

If we were so inclined -

To pretend that this thing called love

Isn’t a figment of imagination.



We could pretend that love doesn’t fade.

Those feelings stay the same.

Although we all know





So let’s pretend.

For a second. A moment. A minute.

A lifetime.

That I’ve found you.

And you’ve found me.

And whatever lies beyond that is something

We don’t need to worry about.

Let’s pretend that for once

This thing they call love

Isn’t as complicated as they say it is.

Let’s pretend that it’s pure.



Maybe when we stop pretending,

And go our separate ways

You’ll still see the florid hues of my smile

In the early morning sky.

Just as I will hear your voice whenever the rain

Tears at my window.

And maybe -

Just maybe -

When, if ever, we meet again

This time we won’t have to pretend

This time it won’t be pretend.

© 2012 Becca Bishop

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it was like proving something using the method of contradiction :p :p :D

Posted 10 Years Ago

Becca Bishop

10 Years Ago

Well...I am a very contradicting person...I guess that's gotta come out somewhere :P
Beautiful writing really, it was very well written.
now bring me a poptart.

Posted 10 Years Ago

Becca Bishop

10 Years Ago

:D Why thank you. I've got one thing to say:
Awwwww. Just awwwwww. Fabulous write. 150/100

Posted 10 Years Ago

Becca Bishop

10 Years Ago

Sadly no :( But I am making a gigantic Candyland themed cake tomorrow for my orchestra's silent auct.. read more
Frieda P

10 Years Ago

Was that a dig at me?! Watch that smarty pants :P
Becca Bishop

10 Years Ago

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
Nice work.

Posted 11 Years Ago

Becca Bishop

10 Years Ago

Thanks :D
OMG this is precious. I love the concept and your style. Let's pretend I believe in love...haa good read.

Posted 11 Years Ago

Becca Bishop

11 Years Ago

Thank you :P
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Wow Becca I am lost for words in your praise! Ab-so-bloody-lutely love your style and the concept!

Posted 11 Years Ago

Becca Bishop

11 Years Ago

Thanks ;D :D :D :D :D
Becca Bishop

11 Years Ago

Thanks!!! :D :D :D
Loved the "Let's Pretend" idea, the writing style was perfect for it. It made it serious and deep. I enjoyed this one, great job!

Posted 11 Years Ago

Becca Bishop

11 Years Ago

Thank you!!!! :D :D
Actually read this,
It wasn't painful to do so either.
In fact I enjoyed it.
Found that it wasn't another poem I had to struggle to comprehend
I didn't have to re interpret it.
It wasn't a flowery poem that stunk with two many perfumed words but nothing ,was said of any value, nor was it a repetitious subject. Like a movie from the same producer stuck in some mode like a scratchy record.
All because of these things I want to read more of your work.
I think that perhaps I might really enjoy spending my time reading great poetry with messages from the heart and minds eye that is packaged in a nice easily poetic form :-) Bravo you got my attention.

Posted 11 Years Ago

Becca Bishop

11 Years Ago

Thank you so much :D :D :D I'm glad it didn't burn your eyes out or cause you to contract some incur.. read more
Absolutely beautiful. I love the tone and word choice. You put it together very well

Posted 11 Years Ago

Becca Bishop

11 Years Ago

Thank you!!! :) :) :) :)
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Nice write this, Let's pretend "You suck at writing!".......sorry that's freakin' impossible. This is great Becca the way you have described love in a unique, uplifting way, I just feel maybe it does exist...again a great write, rally liked this one!!

Posted 11 Years Ago

Becca Bishop

11 Years Ago

Thanks, Sid (that's what I'm calling you from now on since I'm way to lazy to type sid_yadav over an.. read more

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Added on October 9, 2012
Last Updated on October 9, 2012
Tags: Love, Pretend


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