Deana Rode

Rookie (October 1980 / West Covina, CA)

(2004) If Only - Poem by Deana Rode

If only Love were an exaggeration:
a fantasy that solely exists in the minds of fools,
or a nightmare that just the damned must dream..

If only Love were a dramatization:
a play that disappears once its curtain drops,
or a book children read before they go to bed..

If only Love were a punishment:
a torture that the simplest are forced to endure,
or a death sentence given to the weakest of man..

Maybe then I would be able to live:
to wake up each day without tears,
or lay down each night without emptiness.

Comments about (2004) If Only by Deana Rode

  • (5/30/2006 9:11:00 AM)

    I gave this poem a ten, great job keeping my attention, Deana (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 8, 2006

Poem Edited: Tuesday, July 11, 2006

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