On life

Love rushes in,
like a breath of fresh air.
Intoxicating, overwhelming,
a feeling without compare.

To reach for the stars,
you must first reach the moon.
But beware life's nature to rush,
lest you lose such feelings far too soon.

The heart will seek out,
what the soul truly craves.
Love, support, and companionship
to last for the rest of your days.

So find the one you love,
grab on, and hold tight.
Life is too short,
a whimper, a cry,
the dusk setting before the inevitable,
cold, everlasting night.
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Submitted by briank.84430 on May 26, 2021

Modified by davidb on September 02, 2021

27 sec read

Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 488
Words 90
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 6

Discuss the poem "On life" with the community...

  • faiths.59384
    beautiful beautiful beautiful
    LikeReply1 year ago
  • chriskautzman
    Good poem! I can understand what is being said, beautifully written
    LikeReply 11 year ago
  • Adventure22##
    This seems like a realistic description of romantic infatuation.
    Still like the subject!
    LikeReply 11 year ago
  • Dougla$Irishman
    What a poem to say in 27 seconds ! Live each day as if it might be the last ! We all waste time because we think we have too much !
    LikeReply 11 year ago
  • Trashcanman
    I really like this, thanks for the submission!
    LikeReply 11 year ago
  • aldokraas093
    That is an excellent poem
    LikeReply 21 year ago
  • ScreamingTiger#2021
    One of my favorite subjects - love - and insightful. Hope you find that special someone. Nice words.
    LikeReply 32 years ago
  • ronniefox
    Beautifully written. Great job.
    LikeReply 32 years ago
  • Soulwriter
    Wow. Keeping it real
    LikeReply 12 years ago


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