Love or Care

Love or Care

A Poem by Grenouille Rousse

Prompt: to write a criticism on something common

Post-Valentine's Day
and there's still the feeling
The warm,
bitter feeling
Of the couples who speak,
and sing,
and poke,
and tease,
and deride
Who claim the word "love"
but it's more like "obligation"
or even "fear"
of being alone.
"Hate" huddle between giggles
"Stupid" said with a smile
But the laughter disappears
And the words continue
to roll off of the same tongues
That met only moments before.

A couple?
More like
fighting, bickering,
friends with benefits.

© 2015 Grenouille Rousse

Author's Note

Grenouille Rousse
I'm taking a poetry class and we're starting to write poems based on the prompts that the professor gives us. This is the first one that I've finished.

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To funny! Reminds me of the comedian I heard on Valentine's day, he say
" it's sad when we set a day aside to love someone we should already love"
We need to be reminded:) lmao... Thanks for sharing and b-blessed.

Posted 8 Years Ago

Grenouille Rousse

8 Years Ago

Thanks! I love Valentine's day, but I agree with that comedian, haha! Thank you and God bless you .. read more

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Added on February 24, 2015
Last Updated on February 24, 2015
Tags: love, Valentine's Day, relationships, relationship troubles


Grenouille Rousse
Grenouille Rousse

Hello! I'm Grenouille Rousse :) I love drawing, music, writing, and art in general. I'd like to think that I'm a good actress but I guess I'm not :/ Though that doesn't really matter. I write all .. more..