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the word love never had any meaning
until i spoke the word to you
before then it was empty
just another word i knew

i'd thought that i knew what love was
from what i had read before
but you showed me it was much deeper
showed me that there was so much more

and here i am
with all i have learned
alone again
with my empty words

you opened my eyes wider
until i finally saw the truth
the word love was never special
what was special was you

and here i am
with all i have learned
alone again
with my empty words

of all misfortune, the worst kind of fate is to have been happy.

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The following comments are for "just a word"
by ochimusha

small complaint
While overall the poem itself has some promise, I'm left with one thing bothering me. The fact that before I ever read the first line, I knew what "word" the title referred to. Perhaps I've read and written too much romantic poetry, but I think I would have liked this more if things hadn't been quite so obvious.


( Posted by: Bartleby [Member] On: February 10, 2004 )

usually only means one thing
yeah, I knew from the first line to what the 'word' was, I know your writing, so that is one reason. However, it kept me reading until the end. You are so good at this Ochi. You shed light on the deep meaning of love and the lack of love, and you do it with grace and clarity. You are the BOMB, and you know it. VERY GOOD!

( Posted by: johnb79 [Member] On: March 14, 2004 )

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