I was inspired by reading a brilliant forty word poem by a friend, Nikki, to join a poem challenge. While I wasn’t invited to participate, I got in on a technicality since in the intro to Nikki’s beautiful poem she gave a blanket invite. Thank you for that.
Here goes, and keep in mind, I’m not at all a poet. To quote Bill Simmons, ‘I can’t sneeze properly in less than 7000 words.’
Write about love using only 10 lines.
Use the word love in every line.
Each line can only be four words long.
Nominate others who are up for the challenge.
Let them know about the challenge.
Title the post: Love in Ten Lines
Include a quote about love (can be your own)
You may write in any language.
Is love really kind?
Love is a bully
Love is not jealous
Love? Not jealous? Love?
Truthfully, is love selfless?
Love’s selfish. Definitely selfish.
Love can lack perspective
But love needn’t virtue
For love is purpose
Love is our meaning
Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence -Erich Fromm
There it is. I would also like to pay forward my good fortune and issue a blanket invitation to join the challenge or contest or whatever the hell it is to all who would like to give it a try.