Ranil Gunawardena


Life Without Love - Poem by Ranil Gunawardena

Life without love:

There is water in the pond but actually not water
There are plants around but actually not real plants
There is living but actually not really living
This... is life without love

Answer Poem:

When you understand that love is only a concept
that longs you to something not existing
not existing in the meaning of changing
changing in the meaning of not existing
you understand that longing for a concept

The pond is not real but a concept
The water is not real but a concept
The 'not water' is a concept too
The plants are a concept
The 'not real' plants are a concept too
Living is a concept and
Not 'really Living' is a concept too

If everything is a concept
and understanding that there is 'nothing' out there - that everything is a concept
'nothing' is there to long for...

What a relief from the boredness of... 'life without love'

Topic(s) of this poem: love

Form: Free Verse


Comments about Life Without Love by Ranil Gunawardena

  • (9/8/2015 2:41:00 AM)


    Enjoyed your poem, it has a very good message explaining concepts of love and not love. At times it got a little confusing because of the repetition of some of the words, possibly consolidating them would make things a little clearer. Other than that it is a very good poem and I like it very much. An interesting and unique concept you have painted of love and not love, etc. Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

    Ranil Gunawardena Ranil Gunawardena (9/8/2015 4:59:00 AM)

    Dear Roseann,

    Thank you very much for your comments. I did some changes and sent you a message. Appreciate if you can comment.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Poem Edited: Tuesday, September 8, 2015


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