Glenn Bagshaw

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If Love - Poem by Glenn Bagshaw

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If love were like an apple
and I were like a worm,
I'd try to enter day and night:
like sly, corrupting sperm.
If love were like an apple
and I were like a worm.

If we were like the lovebirds
in paper-bottomed cage,
I'd hold you close, composing poems;
leave joy on every page.
If we were like the lovebirds
in paper-bottomed cage.

If love is like a boat ride
and you're afraid we'll tip
I'll stand up for stars, stand up for love-
I stood and swamped the ship!
If love is like a boat ride
and you're afraid we’d tip.

If love is much like dancing
and we partner when we meet
we'd twirl, we’d swirl, you'd be my girl.
I'd be light upon your feet.
If love is much like dancing
and we partner when we meet.

If you were my intended
and we marry as we should,
rare jewels, fast cars and swimming pools-
I hope your credit's good!
If you were my intended
and we marry as we should.

If love's an expedition
and you're uphill to stay,
I'll try the climb, then might decline,
slopes aren't straight-which way?
If love's an expedition
and you're uphill to stay.

If love is like a story
and I'm a hero to be read,
you'd plot to skim the chapters
and skip me, left unsaid.
If love is like a story
and I'm a hero to be read.

Then in love's book unending
a contradiction we'd unseal,
for to you I'm foolish fiction,
but fools view their love as real.

And in nonsense lines unending
the contrary makes a coup-
to you I'm bindered, book-bound dreams;
The joke? My love is true.

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  • (1/27/2006 7:46:00 PM)


    Great Work..fellow canadian. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 10, 2005

Poem Edited: Saturday, March 4, 2006


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