Treasure Island

Edward Iacona

(August 27,1948 / Brooklyn, New York)

THE 'L' WORD


At one time she said, 'I love you'
But not now the way her life leans.
She no longer wants to say that phrase;
Wondering what it really means.

'Love' is only the English word that's
Felt the same in every nation.
She may be bi-lingual but for her,
This word loses in the translation.

Though this word has hurt us both,
Neither she nor I disdain it.
So, in trying to lay aside her fears
I'll endeavor to explain it.

For the word 'love' most writers,
Do not seem to lack words
But, I think I can examine it
By looking at it backwards.

Spelled in reverse it's 'evol' and
No matter what book you bring
If you search for the definition,
It doesn't mean anything.

But if you add two letters
Specifically 'V' and 'E'
It will now spell 'evolve',
Important in being a 'we'.

To evolve is a great concept
As love rises in the caring heart
But, here is the main caveat
To grow together and never apart.

More than some fancy word play,
It's a recipe clear and true
That the menu of life can change if
The ingredients are the right two.

Submitted: Monday, May 02, 2011
Edited: Saturday, February 16, 2013
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  • Mohammad Akmal Nazir (5/2/2011 11:44:00 PM)

    Nice poem with plenty of depth. Beautifully conceived. Good vivid imagery.
    Great stuff.
    A perfect...10
    Thanks for sharing.....
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