Gerard Quain

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Four Letter Phobia - Poem by Gerard Quain

Four letter phobia
The end of my utopia
Dreams dashed upon the rocks
But I can't use that word
Word's too easily used make no sense to me
Unless you want to take advantage and abuse
Assault someone's dignity
Take a heart and add it to your collection
But I have no need of blood
Four letter phobia
The end of my utopia
Another star falls from the sky
But I still can't use the word
And I don't know why
If I whisper love
Will it be less of lie

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

It is about fear of commitment, and words to easily said

Comments about Four Letter Phobia by Gerard Quain

  • Wes Vogler (8/7/2016 2:32:00 PM)


    I take this to be the habit of observing signs and breaking them into groups of four letters until they come out evenly. Sometimes on a page of print. My solution to this ultimately was to imagine everything multiplied by four which was an instant solution. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 30, 2012



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