Love, a bitter pill
Love tastes of swill
Love was mine
Love all the time
Love is drunk
Would love to fuck
Love’s kiss gone amiss…
Tonight love sleeps alone.
Now, lest you think I have gone off the deep end, I was challenged by Johnny Ojanpera to write a poem following certain rules… (Between us, I don’t think he tagged me because I possess any great literary prowess. It was probably retaliation for liking too many of his posts and he is laughing at me right now.)
Honestly, I started with something sappy. Then at 4:28 AM, I received a text that said, “Be bigger and harder for your lover….” among other *interesting* things. WTH? Let me suggest, to those that might believe otherwise, texting a woman in the wee hours of the morning, trying to sell male “enhancement” products is a bad, bad marketing strategy.
This is particularly true if said woman is a physician who sleeps without putting her phone on vibrate because someone might need to reach me in an emergency. It is also especially true when that woman has kids who are wired because they have been subjected to the Daylight “Savings” time switch AND spring break in the same week. Lord help me.
So to cap off today’s post, let me leave you with a few quotes that spoke to me at 4AM:
“What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.” – Pearl Bailey
“Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.” – James A. Baldwin
“Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship – never.” – Charles Caleb Colton