Maurice Harris

Rookie - 123 Points (29 April 1971 / Louisville, KY)

Love Is Not Love - Poem by Maurice Harris

Love is not love if it comes with thought of condition;
A heart is not alive unless it is capable of submission
To the ardor it holds for another that naught may explain.
Love is not love if but mere time may sustain
Not, the fervor of same-
As though an eternal flame
That is subject to the sands of time;
So long as word, at the hands of rhyme,
May proffer explication of its lasting power,
It shall stand not prey, to the passing hour!
Love is not love if it bends, buckles, or breaks:
Love is subject but to the same it makes
Of another and contrariwise, naught more-
It is not our's to wonder: 'how? ', or 'what for? '.

-Maurice Harris,24 May 2012

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 24, 2012

Poem Edited: Thursday, May 24, 2012

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