Treasure Island

Patricia Grantham

(May 27,1952 / Moncks Corner, South Carolina)

Love Seesaw

Love is like a seesaw that goes up and down
Just like the ferris wheel it goes around and around
Sometimes you maybe happy and at times maybe sad
You played the game of love and lost everything you had

Love can be unsteady and sometimes topsy-turvy
Can be bold and beautiful and also kind of nervy
Here today and gone tomorrow a never ending battle
Will either make or break you until you start to rattle

Love can either break your heart or tear it all asunder
Thrown out and cast aside then left outside for plunder
A seesaw kind of love you see can also be unsteady
Never go for a ride on love unless you're good and ready

Love can make you a loser and may sometimes let you win
Whatever it takes to keep it try playing again and again
When you have had enough tell the love seesaw goodbye
Give your self sometime to recover and give it another try

Submitted: Friday, April 05, 2013
Edited: Thursday, October 10, 2013

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  • Thomas Vaughan Jones (2/22/2014 11:11:00 AM)

    Viva l'amour Patricia. Love can bite so deeply that the world stops. Love can be so serene that the world is bliss. But Oh! When love has had it's day it's great to feel that freedom to set off on the chase again. Love it. Well written. (Report) Reply

  • Dee Corpolongo (12/7/2013 5:28:00 PM)

    I am so happy you had pointed this particular poem out to me, because I love it! It is so true,
    and explains this emotion and game perfectly! And I do agree, it reminds me of more than a few
    of my past written poems....from the 'moonlight memories'....saying we both have a
    similar view of this powerful emotion! Thank you for sharing your take on it all! (Report) Reply

  • Aswath Raman (8/16/2013 8:45:00 AM)

    I believe I commented on this poem but infortunately deleted. I dont remember what I wrote, but for sure this an exquisite poem! Bravo! (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul (8/12/2013 8:36:00 PM)

    I read this, look down and up my chin with feel so good, they write that you tell all in nice way and true too..creative i would say is a based structure for this poem_SOul (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (7/18/2013 11:46:00 AM)

    'Never go for a ride on love until you're good and ready'- a sound advice! This sweet rhyming poem is not simply melodious in tone, but weighty in content too! (Report) Reply

  • Passionate Reader (7/5/2013 4:44:00 PM)

    lovely! ! ! Yes Love is like a seesaw that goes up and down and you really need to be careful or else you'll fall; Love can be unsteady and can break your heart. So you should be ready before you enter the world of love. I loved it! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Besa Dede (6/7/2013 9:17:00 PM)

    Good rhythm goes through all the stanzas, making the poem enjoyable to read and making the reader flow within the words-just like the metronome taps the rhythm of the piano or even better just like being on the sea saw itself :)
    ~Besa (Report) Reply

  • Joseph Anderson (4/25/2013 9:48:00 AM)

    Love is like a see saw ride with its ups and downs. Good imagery here.
    You covered the subject extremely well. Will rate this one high (Report) Reply

  • Chandra Thiagarajan (4/17/2013 10:39:00 AM)

    In this fabulous poem of Love Seesaw you have examined all aspects of love in all conditions which is highly captivating! (Report) Reply

  • Louis Rams (4/11/2013 11:02:00 AM)

    love can be like a seesaw and if you want to play it safe, just sit in the middle and you won't fall on your face.
    excellent write! (Report) Reply

  • Neela Nath (4/11/2013 9:11:00 AM)

    Love is really like seesaw. One part is seen, and the other unseen. A nice comparison! The rhythm of the poem is fabulous! (Report) Reply

  • Titi Dale (4/5/2013 9:01:00 PM)

    I just LOVE your rhythm in this poem! It sticks out like a thistle amidst millions of miles of sand :) but the rhyming was good too!

    -Titi (Report) Reply

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