A Poem by Larry Dyson

Do you remember...?


 without anger...


can you remember a love devoid of emotional pitfalls...


 would the feelings grow ...?


estranged from the soil ...


 dirty dirty soil....


can love grow and bloom ...


...without the dirty soil?

© 2012 Larry Dyson

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This is deceptively brilliant. I was so wrong about where it was going, at each step of the reading, therefore each discovery was a surprise. Plus, it's something to really ponder, so you don't stop thinking about the message when the poem ends. I constantly harangue the whippersnappers for painting love all roses & rainbows in their poems. This is the anti-rainbow love poem. I totally dig it becuz it's a slap in the face of all that ridiculous swooning & it's completely true. People are both light & dark. You cannot be in a relationship without dealing with each person's light & dark natures!

Posted 4 Years Ago

"a love devoid of emotional pitfalls.. " there is so much more to this poem than just what meets the first glance..

Posted 4 Years Ago

gardeners paradise, possibly gloved hands or bare and just devouring the dirt? a nice poem

Posted 7 Years Ago

If love is a rose, it can be no other way. Watch out for the thorns.

Posted 7 Years Ago

A nice perspective...makes the reader think about a lot of things...highly thought provoking...

Posted 8 Years Ago

its a nice write

Posted 8 Years Ago

this has valuable thoughts, great questions to answer we all hold...

Posted 8 Years Ago

What is a foundation for one can be the quicksand of another..good thoughts here

Posted 8 Years Ago

Great poem, really makes you think about the foundation of that thing called "love," and what really makes it blossom.

Posted 8 Years Ago

a romanticized "walk a mile in mine"...ty for all the great insights

Posted 8 Years Ago

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Added on April 13, 2012
Last Updated on April 13, 2012


Larry Dyson
Larry Dyson

Tomball /Magnolia, TX

WARNING!!--- my writing approaches Mature most of the time, read with caution if you are concerned ,or so WC thinks? - I'm a retired southern woods walker..who writes and lives modestly..I love n.. more..


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