What Is Love

Posted: Monday, January 5, 2009, 9:14 am

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Presenting the winners of the 2008 Worthington Libraries Teen Poetry and Short Story Competition. Vivian Change, the first place winner for high school poetry, reads "What Is Love."

Love is...

A warm hug on a cold winter's night
The last piece of a bakery delight
Given by one so willingly

Love is...

Dancing and screaming for the rain
Surviving through the horrid pain
Helped by one so willingly

Love is...

Sadness when they've left
Like the victim of a heart theft
Given by one unwillingly

Love is...

Standing over the sink crying
Catharsis through dying
Helped by one unwillingly

Love is...

A bolt of lightning from the blue
And the silence after, just too
Quiet.

Love can fill you whole
Lifting to the sky your soul
Love can empty you out
Left with a sense of self-doubt

You love to love, you hate to love
It buzzes inside, and marks you as died

Love is...
Orderly chaos.

Vivian Chang
1st Place, High School Poetry
2008 Worthington Libraries Teen Poetry and Short Story Competition

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