Treasure Island

Linda Winchell

(still working on it! / Chicago Illinois)

' A Love To Die For'


I have a love I would die for
and they say their love is real.
Would they step in front of an arrow shot?
for this love they proclaim for me to feel.

I wouldn't want to test fates waters
of this depth of love they've now shown.
But if the chips were down
would their love for me last and grow?

Romeo had Juliet, lover's poison passed their lips
I see couples that seem as close as this
they seemed joined together at the hip.

Life and love will be what it is to be
it will grow or it might fall apart.
It is all really, what one has stored deep inside,
stored deep within their heart.

Submitted: Thursday, September 25, 2008
Edited: Monday, January 19, 2009

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  • Ken E Hall (4/16/2011 4:52:00 PM)

    In depth poem indeed love is shown at the end of the poem which brings to mind the many Americans that have died for their country...+++++10...regards (Report) Reply

  • Dr. Ratan Bhattacharjee (1/31/2010 8:14:00 AM)

    they seemed joined together at the hip.... a fantastic conceit bold and sensuous. U give the aweful graphics of love... loved ur poem... (Report) Reply

  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (12/30/2009 8:28:00 PM)

    Life and love will be what it is to be
    it will grow or it might fall apart.
    It is all really, what one has stored deep inside,
    stored deep within their heart...................you may have or have not but definitely it demands sacrifice and greater understanding in life.so fine art in presenting.....10 (Report) Reply

  • Philip Kirkland (10/2/2008 4:46:00 PM)

    Ah! My kind of poet! Good to see we rhymers still survive. Love the poem and the sentiment, but may I just make one negative (and I hope, constructive) comment?

    You start with 'I have 'A' love' and continue with 'them' and 'they' - should be 'he' (or she, who knows?) . (Report) Reply

  • Rinzu Susan Rajan (10/1/2008 8:34:00 AM)

    love is for real and for the lucky few it comes as a blessing...

    a really magical piece of litearture...

    :) (Report) Reply

  • Fay Slimm (9/26/2008 12:31:00 PM)

    Linda this echoes with devotion to the true kind of love. Well versed too. A ten from me, best wishes from Fay. (Report) Reply

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